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Beef ban: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

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Srinagar: Amid possibility of protest and violence on beef ban orders in Kashmir, authorities have imposed certain restrictions in the area.

A senior police officer informed, “Restrictions have been imposed in seven police station areas of Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma in Srinagar as a preventive measure.”

Police and paramilitary forces have been heavily deployed at sensitive areas in the city and other major cities and towns of Kashmir Valley.

Authorities took measures after a protest shutdown has been called by the separatists against the ban order on slaughter and sale of beef in the state on Saturday.

Further shops, educational institutions, public transport and other businesses will remain close in the city on Saturday. However, government offices, banks and post offices will function with lower attendance.

Kashmir University has postponed all the exams scheduled for Saturday.

Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have been placed under house arrest to prevent their participation in protests.

No untoward incident has so far been reported from anywhere in Kashmir Valley.

Meat and chicken ban

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Earlier this week, the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), imposed a ban on the sale of meat for four days. A similar ban, but for the whole 8 days, was imposed by Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation in Thane. However the duration of the ban was halved after widespread criticism across the state.

Similarly, Rajasthan has also imposed a meat ban for four days. Chattisgarh has too restrictions on chicken and meat in the state till September 19. While Gujarat has already banned sale and slaughter of meat in the state due to celebration of Paryushana festival.

Recently, Haryana became fifth BJP-ruled state to join the ban spree. Local bodies in the state were ordered to shut slaughter houses for five days.

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Jammu & Kashmir Aims At White Revolution By Producing 70 Lakh Liters of Milk Per Day

For improving milk production and productivity in Jammu & Kashmir, the Department is looking at various interventions including genetic upgradation of cattle

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While demand for dairy produce across the country is growing, the price of milk across J&K is also picking up. Pixabay

At a time when white revolution is gaining momentum across the country, Jammu & Kashmir is also taking measures to keep pace with the Union Territory producing 70 lakh litres of milk per day.

The J&K government with the help of farmers and dairy units was successful in producing 70 lakh litres of milk per day, J&K Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments, Asgar Samoon said.

He said Kashmir alone produces 40 lakh litres while Jammu produces 30 lakh litres.

“White revolution is becoming popular and we are also marching on the path. We are doing our best to achieve the target and rope in thousands of successful farmers across Jammu & Kashmir,” Samoon said. “In J&K thousands of farmers and budding entrepreneurs have hugely benefited from dairy farming and we are encouraging more youth to join the sector,” he said, adding that south Kashmir produces milk in bulk.

While demand for dairy produce across the country is growing, the price of milk across J&K is also picking up.

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At a time when white revolution is gaining momentum across the country, Jammu & Kashmir is also taking measures to keep pace with the Union Territory producing 70 lakh litres of milk per day. Pixabay

“There have been a lot of challenges in this sector. We are working out all the modalities and trying to prepare a roadmap to help the dairy farmers and others associated with this sector,” Samoon said.

The Principal Secretary informed that as per the 20th Livestock Census conducted in 2019, Jammu & Kashmir has a livestock population of 82 lakh. He said milk production as per ISS data 2018-19 is 2,541 TMT.

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“For improving milk production and productivity in Jammu & Kashmir, the Department is looking at various interventions including genetic upgradation of cattle, cattle induction, fodder development, milk procurement and processing and health cover and risk management,” he said. (IANS)