Thursday, December 13, 2007


Ministry of Environment and Forests

Lok Sabha

The Government provides medial care and health investigation facilities to Indian zoos and wild life wings of various sate governments in the country.Central Zoo Authority provides funds for creation and improvement of veterinary facilities including disease diagnostic facilities across the country in recognized public sector Zoos and Veterinary departments / institutes, viz. at Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Anand (Gujarat), Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Guwahati (Assam), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Kolkata (West Bengal) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The Central Zoo Authority has provided financial assistance to the Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai to the tune of Rs. 1, 19,693/- during the financial year 2006-07 for strengthening the diagnostic facilities.

In addition, the Central Zoo Authority has also established a National Referral Centre at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly for providing super specialty services and diagnostic facilities to all Indian Zoos. The above facilities are adequate to meet the current requirements.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Sh S.Regupathy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.



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