Recently the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 1995, passed on march 7 2015 created quite a buzz. Between a lot of opinions and facts the true picture of the bill is somehow lost. It‘s really a point to ponder that was so much fuss is necessary over a bill that was already in existence since 1976 banning the slaughter of Cow. Only an amendment is being made as to include the slaughter of bulls and bullocks as well which were previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter certificate. The bill also bars anyone the possession and selling beef , resulting which the guilty would have to pay 10000 rupees as fine and five years in jail. Through all the noises regarding India becoming a leading beef exporter in the last four year, one important fact is missed out. And that is internationally both cow meat and buffalo meat is termed as beef. The export earning and increased consumption of ?beef? as talked about is actually ?carabeef? - meat from buffalo. Under this light the research paper aims to find out the affect and ripple effect of the Bill on various sectors of the economy. The research paper present the facts and figures related to the livestock industry, the meat industry and the effect on various sectors of the economy with the coming into play of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 1995. The research also refrains from giving either an optimistic or a pessimistic view of reality, and stick to presenting the particulars as collected from different sources.
Real Time Impact Factor:
Author Name: Ms. Durdana Ovais, Dr. Mrs Naaz Ovais
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Keywords: Ban, Beef, Carabeef, Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995