Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Animal Welfare Board of India”:
1.It was set up in accordance with section 4 of wildlife protection act, 1972.
2.Shrimati Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country.

  • 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.
  • Shrimati Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board, with its Headquaters at Chennai and it was shifted to Ballabgarh (Haryana) in 2018.
  • She guided the activities of the Board for nearly twenty years till her demise in 1986.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment