10 Facts About Beef In India

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    10 facts about beef in India

    The controversy over beef ban has made the BJP president Amit Shah to say that his party would take the people into confidence before imposing any such ban. We bring you the 10 interesting facts about beef in India.

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    States where cow slaughter is banned: Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.
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    Bulls and buffaloes are sold and eaten in most states even where cow slaughter is banned.Karnataka, for example, allows slaughter of bulls and buffaloes above 12 years.
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    But some states like Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh have more stringent laws that ban the slaughter of all.
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    West Bengal permits slaughter of cows, bulls and buffaloes over the age of 14 but requires a `fit for slaughter' certificate.
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    Daman & Diu and Goa permit slaughter of those cows which are old or sick, or for medical purposes.
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    Kerala is believed to be India's most beef-friendly state.There is no state legislation banning cow slaughter & dishes like `beef fry' and `beef chilli' are available at roadside stalls too.
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    States like Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal & Nagaland allow slaughter of cattle with no certificate required.
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    Despite the bans, India is only second to Brazil when it comes to exporting beef, but most of it is buffalo meat. It is also the fifth-largest producer.


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    India's beef shipments till October last year rose to 1.95 million tonnes, 5% more than for the whole of 2013, according to the US department of agriculture.


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    It is said that over a quarter of India's population of Scheduled Tribes & Scheduled Castes eat beef. Consumption is also prevalent across all sections of society in states where cow slaughter is legal.
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/10-facts-about-beef-in-India/listshow/47465653.cms
     
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