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Animal Welfare Board of India

The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country. Established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (No. 59 of 1960), the Animal Welfare Board of India was started under the stewardship of Late Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, well known humanitarian. From ensuring that animal welfare laws in the country are diligently followed, to provide grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and advising the Government of India on animal welfare issues, the Board has been the face of the animal welfare movement in the country for the last 60 years. Through its services, Board ensures that animal welfare laws in the country are diligently followed, provides grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and advises the Government of India on animal welfare issues. The Board consists of 28 Members including 6 Members of Parliament (2 Members of Parliament from Rajya Sabha and 4 Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha).

The Board consists of 28 Members. The term of office of Members is for a period of 3 years.

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Dr. O. P. Chaudhary, IFS, Chairman
Dr. O. P. Chaudhary, IFSChairman
Dr. Sujit Kumar Dutta, Secretary
Dr. Sujit Kumar DuttaSecretary
  • Celebration of Animal Welfare Fortnight 2024 and Jiv Jantu Kalyan Diwas on the occasion of Vasant PanchamiDownload
  • Message on World Rabies Day 2023 dated 12.09.2023Download
  • Request for the Establishment of the DSPCAs dated 27.03.2023Download
  • Request for closure of slaughter house(s) on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanthi being celebrated on 04.04.2023 dated 20.03.2023Download
  • Delhi high court directions to notify camel transportation Rule dated 21.11.2022Download
  • AWBI Vs. UoI and Ors. Constutional bench judgement dated 18.03.2023 on Jallikattu and similar events Judgement 18-May-2023Download
  • High Court of Bombay order for implementation of ABC Rules, 2023 for management of stray dog feeding issues dated 20.03.2023Download
  • Delhi High Court in WP 2750 of 2023 dismissed of the petition challenging the withdrawal of Cow hug Day dated 03.03.2023Download

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