Meat traders in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai are concerned about a potentially precedent-setting tightening of restrictions on sales within a 10-kilometre radius of the city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Mumbai has banned slaughter and the sale of meat, following a demand from the strictly vegetarian Jain community, sparking outrage among meat-eaters already upset by a permanent beef ban imposed this year.
Beef traders in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, are in a desperate situation as the state government has started to implement a newly-approved law that bans the slaughter of oxen and bulls for religious reasons.
Concerns that India’s beef export industry might wither under the new Hindu nationalist BJP-led government have proved unfounded, as between April and October 2014, India exported US$2.66 billion’s worth of buffalo meat, a rise of nearly 16% over the...
A high-level committee has met for the first time to investigate a restructure of the often-beleaguered Food Corporation of India (FCI) as the food-grains authority looks to strengthen and integrate its supply chain.
By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst at Euromonitor International
India is fast emerging as one of the world’s biggest bovine meat exporters. This, however, does not sit at all well with the country’s newly elected Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which promised during its campaign to put a halt to the...
Beef and buffalo producers and exporters in India are bracing for additional controls after general election exit polls predicted a victory for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party led by Narendra Modi.
“The holiness of the cow is very much linked to the communal overtones of Indian politics,” wrote Indian historian DN Jha, who received death threats following the release of his book, The Myth of the Holy Cow.
Everybody goes on about India’s vexing issue of food storage, FoodNavigator-Asia included. The trouble is nobody has done much about the problem in generations, and there’s little in the way of improvement on the horizon.
India’s National Food Security Bill is part of a conspiracy to impoverish farmers, according to the Samajwadi Party’s secretary general ahead of the government indicating it might convene a special parliamentary session to make the controversial plans...