Blue bull menace debated in UP Assembly

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Lucknow, Feb 29 (UNI) A day after a raging blue bull dashed against an Air India aircraft in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Assembly today raised their concern over the menace of the wild animals damaging crops and other cultivation in the state.

Minister of state for forest Fateh Bahadur admitted that these animals create havoc for farmers and said permit to kill blue bulls can be obtained from the block level officer.

He said as per the animal census there are over 1.5 lakh blue bulls in the state and now government had proposed to include destruction by this animal in the crop insurance scheme. Besides this, he said now forest officials can issue permit to the farmers to kill blue bulls.

Intervening into the issue, speaker Sukh Deo Rajbhar said a campaign should be launched in the state to aware the people that blue bull has nothing to do with the cow family and it has nothing to do with religious matter.

A major accident was averted yesterday, when the plane hit a blue bull (Neel Gai), while landing at Chakeri Airport in Kanpur.

The incident occurred when the Delhi-Allahabad 1C-7901 flight, ferrying 47 passengers, hit the blue bull.

Although, all the 47 passengers were reported safe, the mishap damaged the flight's front wheel.

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