Animal Welfare Board of India(AWBI)

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News:The Animal Welfare Board of India(AWBI) has urged state governments to ensure that animals do not suffer in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country.

Facts:

  • It is a statutory advisory body under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act,1960.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
  • Aim:To prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals.
  • Composition:The Board comprises 28 Members including 6 MPs (4 from Lok Sabhas and 2 from Rajya Sabha)
  • Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board.
  • Headquarters:Ballabhgarh,Haryana.