Bihar imposes ban on sale of milking cattle to other states

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Patna, Oct 5 (UNI) In yet another bid to boost the milk production in Bihar, the government today imposed ban on sale of milking cattle to outside state.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said the decision was taken in accordance with the relevent sections of Bihar Cattle Preservation and Development Act 1955, which had provisions of stern action to be taken against any one found taking the milking cattle outside from Bihar after purchasing it.

''The offenders of the Act may be slapped either a fine of Rs 1000 or six months imprisonment or both,'' Mr Modi said and added the instructions had been issued to the concerned officials to enforce the Act effectively.

He said the step was taken following reports from Patna, Saran, Nalanda and Vaishali districts that some vested organisations were involved in purchasing milking cattle in large number from these areas and later transporting the same to West Bengal, Jharkhand and other bordering states.

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