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Constitution

Constitution of Animal Welfare Board of India


The Animal Welfare Board of India, the first of its kind to be established by any Government in the world, was set up in 1962, in accordance with Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Acts 1960 (No.59 of 1960).

Shrimati Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board, with its Headquaters at Chennai. She guided the activities of the Board for nearly twenty years till her demise in 1986.

  • Chairman
  • Inspectors General of Forests (1)
  • Animal Husbandry Commissioner (1)
  • Rep of Miny. of Home Affairs (1)
  • Rep of Miny. of HRD (Education) (1)
  • MPs - Lok Sabha *(4)
  • MPs - Rajya Sabha *(2)
  • Individuals (3)
  • Humanitarians (3)
  • SPCAs (3)
  • AWOs (3)
  • Rep. of Indian Board for Wildlife (1)
  • Rep. of Indian Veterinary Assn. (1)
  • Rep. of Indian Medicine (1)
  • Rep. of Allopathic Medicine (1)
  • Municipal Corporations (2)
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