Q. Who among the following is the pioneer for establishing animal welfare board of India?

[A] Rukmini Devi Arundale

[B] Indira Gandhi

[C] Kasturi Ranjan

[D] Romila Thapar

Answer: A

 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. She guided the activities of the Board for nearly twenty years till her demise in 1986. 

Source: Shankar page no: 321