Report No. 269
2.9 The Bombay Diseases of Animals Act, 1948 provides for prevention and control of disease affecting animals including poultry.
2.10 The Gujarat State Poultry Farm Registration and Regulatory Authority Act, 2007 makes provision for registration and regulation of activities connected with poultry farming. The State Government is empowered to issue guidelines to ensure that poultry related activity does not cause any detrimental effect to environment and human health. The Act also provides for bio-security measures to curb the spread of various diseases in poultry.
2.11 The Orissa Animal Contagious Diseases Act 1949 was enacted with a view to provide for the prevention and control of contagious diseases among animals. The word 'animal' has been given a broad definition under the Act to include birds. Various penalties and offences are laid down under the provisions of this Act for depriving animals of fodder or spreading infectious diseases among animals or causing to spread infections. It also provides inter alia for the power to the executive to investigate in such matters and arrest any person without warrant if found indulging in certain offences.
2.12 The Punjab Livestock and Bird Diseases Act, 1948 was enacted with a view to provide for the prevention and control of diseases affecting live stock and birds and enables the State to take measures for prevention of outbreak or spread of any scheduled disease in poultry along with penalties for the offenders. The Punjab Livestock Development Board Rules, 2001 provide for the constitution of a Board for promoting all round development of the poultry sector in Punjab on modern scientific and commercial lines.
2.13 The Punjab Poultry Production Act, 2016 deals with registration of poultry premises, improvement of quality of poultry products, ensuring bio-security measures in poultry operation.
2.14 The Rajasthan Animal Diseases Act, 1959 was enacted with a view to provide for prevention and control of disease affecting animals including poultry.