PANAJI: Minister for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services Nilkanth Halarnkar said that the quantity of meat generated per day at Goa Meat Complex is not sufficient for the State.
The quantity of meat generated per day at Goa Meat Complex is not sufficient for the State. The quantity of meat generated per day at Goa Meat Complex is nearly 900 Kg/day approximately. The total requirement of meat per day in Goa is roughly 20-25 tonnes per day,” said Halarnkar
He further said that presently Animals are arriving at Goa Meat Complex from Kolhapur, District, Maharashtra State.
“The animals like Bullocks, He buffaloes and she buffaloes are slaughtered at Goa Meat Complex Factory. At present only buffalo animals are slaughtered at Goa Meat Complex w.e.f. 01/01/22,” he added
Both the District Collectors vide orders dated September 23, 2022 had banned transportation of cattle and buffaloes to Goa from neighbouring States, either directly or indirectly on account of purported break of lumpy skin disease.
The passage of the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill (2020) by the Karnataka assembly had triggered fears of a beef shortage in Goa.
After a similar law was passed in Maharashtra earlier, Karnataka was the sole major supplier of fresh beef and livestock to Goa, which consumes nearly 25 ton of beef every day.