You are here : Home » State Editions »Dehradun

State Editions

Forest dept yet to rehabilitate varsity’s Japanese quails

Monday, 08 April 2013 | PNS | DEHRADUN | in Dehradun


The GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences had stopped breeding and sale of Japanese quails in February this year. However, in spite of being requested, the forest department has not done anything yet to take over the birds from the college or authorise the college to keep the birds.

Last month, the CVASc dean Dr GK Singh had written in a letter to chief wildlife warden SS Sharma, “Through our letter in February, we had requested you to suggest necessary guidelines regarding the rehabilitation/handing over the present stock of quails being reared in the instructional poultry farm for research/training purpose to forest department. We have not received any communication from your end in this regard,” he states.

It will be recalled that earlier this year, Animal Welfare Board of India co-opted member Gauri Maulekhi had written to the CVASc Dean informing him that the Wildlife division of the Ministry of Environment and Forest had in 2011 issued letters to the Forest secretaries and chief wildlife wardens of all States/Union Territories clarifying that the Japanese quail (coturnix japonica) is listed in the schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, due to which its killing is banned.

The MoEF letter stated that such animals/birds listed in any schedule of the Act (both wild and captive bred) cannot be killed, hunted or captured. Though the college has stopped breeding and sought the help of the forest department, the officials have remained apathetic. Maulekhi has requested the CWW to facilitate rehabilitation of the birds through the Wildlife Institute of India or permit in writing, the CVASc to shelter the birds. 



State Editions

Sunday Edition

India in UNSC:Quest for permanent foothold

23 Oct 2016 | Rajesh Singh

Despite wide-ranging backing and compelling arguments, expansion of the United Nations Security Council remains in limbo. Part of the reason is the complex mechanism in place to bring about the change, explains RAJESH SINGH ...

Read More


Let Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) install a Chief Minister who he feels is honest. Why should I form a new party? Who is forming a new party?

UP Chief Minister | Akhilesh Yadav

I wish Padmavati had come came to me five-six years ago; I would have done it. I am happy it has come to me today.

Actor | Shahid Kapoor

Donald Trump may not be politically correct but he understands what radical Islam is doing to this world.

India-American attorney | Rajiv Khanna
Page generated in 2.4336 seconds.