Slaughter bans and the bans on transportation across states, violently enforced by bands of gau rakshaks, deprive the farmer of any resale value for their cattle.
The government wants to double farmer incomes by 2022, a feat that it cannot achieve without seriously tackling the current slump in agricultural exports which is having a direct impact on the sale of farming products.
Chicken has emerged as India’s third highest source of protein, with consumption almost tripling. However, with rising demand pushing up prices, the consumption of costlier protein sources has fallen.
Forget about your right to eat what you want. The fight is now over your right to not be killed for what you eat.