Committee for Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals

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A two-days training programme conducted by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) to ensure that animals are not subjected to unnecessary pains or suffering before, during, or after experiments are performed on them, concluded recently.

CPCSEA is a statutory Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and has been constituted under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

There are 1675 establishments/research institutions registered with the CPCSEA, which conduct experiments and research on various small and large animals.

CPCSEA nominates its nominees in Institutional Animal Experimentation Committee (IAEC) of each establishment and this programme was conducted to train these nominees.

The training programme was attended by 170 nominees of CPCSEA from 25 states all over the country, including from North-eastern States such as Assam, Sikkim and Tripura which had not been represented earlier.

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