Ministry of Environment and Forests - Animal Welfare Division
Under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI, the Animal Welfare Division is entrusted with the implementation of the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960). Plan Schemes are in operation for implementation of the statutory obligations under this Act. Two statutory organizations viz. Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and committee for the Purpose of Supervision and Control of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) have also been set up under this Act. The mandate of the Animal Welfare Division is to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals.