ANTHRA was started by a team of women
veterinary scientists in 1992 to address the myriad constraints
that faced rural livestock rearers. In 1995, ANTHRA was
registered as a trust with an all-women governing board.
In Sanskrit, ANTHRA means an expression of joy, and
in Hindustani classical music, ANTHRA is the opening
The initial aim of the organization was to search for
alternative systems for delivering livestock health and
management practices to poor people, especially women
in rural areas.
Today, ANTHRA is a resource centre offering training,
research and advocacy initiatives in the areas of livestock,
biodiversity and people's livelihood.