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Animal Resource Development

Animal Resources Development Department is basically responsible for formulation and implementation of Livestock and Poultry policies and programmes in West Bengal.

Slaughter of Animals for Celebration of Eid-Uz-Zoha, 2022


Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the case of Md. Hanif Quareshi and others-Vs-The State of Bihar held that sacrifice of a cow is no part of the festival of Id-Uz-Zoha and is not a religious requirement under Islam.

Drug and Equipment Management Information System


All types of new procurement of drugs, equipments and other consumables at Central Medical Store of all District, all BLDOs and all Farms must be processed through the Drug & Equipment Management Information System software package, available at website www.wbard.gov.in from the financial year 2019-2020 mandatorily;

West Bengal Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Rules, 2016


West Bengal Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals (Check Post, Quarantine Camp, Manner of Inspection, etc.,) Rules, 2016 vide No. 1184-AR&AH dated 04.08.2016.

West Bengal Cattle Licensing Rules, 1985


1. Short title; 2. Definitions; 3. Issue of licence; 4. Cancellation or refusal of renewal of licence; 5. Variation of address, etc.; 6. Issue of duplicate licence; 7. Appeal; 8. Seizure, forfeiture, etc.; Download: West Bengal Cattle Licensing Rules, 1985

Incentive Scheme for Development of Poultry Sector


With the objective of bridging the gap and augmentation of egg production in West Bengal, an incentive scheme has been formulated by the Animal Resources Development Department.

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences Act, 1995

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An Act to provide for the establishment and incorporation of a University of Animal and Fishery Sciences in West Bengal.

Better management of Reproductive Efficiency in Bovines


Large proportion of bovines in our country are unproductive and exhibiting poor reproductive efficiency. This is mainly due to poor management of dairy animals.

West Bengal Meat Control Order, 1966


No owner, manager or person in charge or having control of any catering establishment shall, on a prohibited day (Thursday), sell, serve, supply any meat or any food containing meat.

The Bengal Livestock (Import) Quarantine Rules, 1944


On receiving intimation that livestock is abroad any vessel entering port, the Veterinary Officer shall without delay go on board the vessel and inspect the livestock and the places therein where the livestock has been quartered.

West Bengal Cattle Licensing Act, 1959


An Act to regulate the keeping of cattle in urban areas.