Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI)

Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI)

Question- Which of the following alternative is true about Animal welfare board of India?
(a)It is under Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change.
(b)It is a statutory advisory body.
(c)Both
(d)None of the above.
Answer-(c)
Related facts-

  • Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi accused the AWBI for not enforcing rules that specify how animals can be depicted in films and television shows.
  • The board is India’s apex body for ensuring that animals are not mistreated.
  • She alleged that the committee did not seek details of the species being used, which were required to determine whether they were protected.

About Animal Welfare Board of India:-

  • It was established under Section 4 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, in 1962.
  • The board is a statutory advisory body of government of India on animal welfare laws.
  • The Board was initially within the jurisdiction of the Government of India’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
  • In 1990, the subject of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was transferred to the Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change.

References-

http://www.awbi.org/policy-acts-rules/2

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/casting-capers-maneka-sees-animals-in-wrong-role/article24919923.ece

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