Department of Livestock Services

Department of Livestock Services (Bengali: প্রাণিসম্পদ অধিদপ্তর) is a Bangladesh government department under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock responsible for Livestock industry in Bangladesh. Dr. Monjur Mohammad Shahjada is the Director General of the Department of Livestock.[1][2][3]

Department of Livestock Services
HeadquartersPasusampad Bhaban
Region served
Official language


Department of Livestock traces its origin to a veterinary unit formed for the British Cavalry during the colonial era in 1795. In 1883, it became the Civil Veterinary Department formed by the British Raj. It was headquartered in Kolkata but was moved to Comilla in 1947. After the Partition of India, it was renamed to Directorate of Animal Husbandry, East Pakistan. It was renamed to Directorate of Livestock Services in the 1960. After a number of reforms and name changes it was renamed to Department of Livestock Services.[4][5]


Department of Livestock Services has offices in every upazila in Bangladesh. From where citizens get livestock services and veterinary services.


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  2. ^ "Self-sufficient in fish, meat". The Daily Star. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ "'Govt to revitalise livestock sector'". The Daily Star. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Department of Livestock Services - DLS". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ Fattah, Kazi Abdul. "Department of Livestock Services". Banglapedia. Retrieved 1 August 2019.