The Divya Pharmacy case: an important precedent on biological resource use

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The Divya Pharmacy case: an important precedent on biological resource use

In a landmark judgment delivered in December 2018 in the Divya Pharmacy versus Union of India case, the Uttarakhand High Court held that all Indian companies which are extracting biological resources are liable to seek prior approval as well as share part of their revenue with the local communities that are responsible for conserving and protecting such resources. The final judgment was an outcome of a litigation spanning multiple hearings over two years in which Divya Pharmacy vehemently opposed either seeking prior approval from the State Biodiversity Board or sharing a part of its revenue with the local communities as ‘fees’ under what is termed as ‘fair and equitable sharing of benefit’

https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/the-divya-pharmacy-case-uttarakhand-court-sets-an-important-legal-precedent-on-benefit-sharing-from-biological-resources/cid/1683795