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Animal Welfare Board of India Shifted Headquarters From Chennai to Haryana

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has shifted its headquarters from Chennai to Ballabhgarh of Haryana. The decision has been taken for better coordination between the board and the environment ministry. This will help in carrying out the animal welfare activities more efficiently.


"Rule 3 of the Animal Welfare Board (Administrative) Rules, 1962 reads as -- 'The Headquarter of the Board hall be at New Delhi or at such other place as the central government, may, after consultation with the Board direct'," 

About Animal Welfare Board of India

It is a statutory advisory body advising the Government of India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It was set up in 1962 under Section IV of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act(1960).  The board is directed to prevent the cruelty of animals.  Famous humanitarian Rukmini Devi Arundale played a key role in setting up the board and she was appointed as its first chairperson.

Functions of Animal Welfare Board of India

  • Granting recognition to Animal Welfare Organisations if they meet its guidelines
  • Appointing key people to the positions of (Hon) Animal Welfare Officers
  • Suggests changes to laws and rules about animal welfare issues
  •  Issues publications to raise awareness of various animal welfare issues

Expected Questions

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has shifted its headquarters to
a. Ballabhgarh
b. Mehrauli
c. Ghaziabad 
d. Rohtak

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has shifted its headquarters to Ballabhgarh from
a. Madurai
b. Kochi
c. Chennai
d. Mysore

Under which of the following ministeries does The Animal Welfare Board of India works?
a. Ministry of Earth Sciences
b. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
c.  Ministry of Agriculture
d. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 
Animal Welfare Board of India Shifted Headquarters From Chennai to Haryana Animal Welfare Board of India Shifted Headquarters From Chennai to Haryana Reviewed by insiya yadav on March 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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