Demand for cattle-check-posts at Ri Bhoi District and North Garo Hills

Shillong, June 1: The Federation of Khasi-Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) and Khasi Jaintia Butcher Welfare Association (KJBWA) today demanded the setting up of cattle-check-posts at Ri Bhoi District and North Garo Hills in order to curb smuggling of cattle to neighbouring Banglaesh.

They have also asked the state government to consider deploying of doctors from the Veterinary & Animal Husbandry in these proposed check posts for issuing the health fitness certificate and ear tag to the cattle imported into the state.

A delegation of the two organizations put forth the demand before the chief minister Mukul Sangma during a meeting held here on Wednesday.

“We have demanded the state government to set up two cattle check posts in Ri Bhoi and North Garo Hills,” the leaders of the FKJGP and KJBWA said in a memorandum.

They said only in 2015, over 2000 cattle were seized by the BSF from along the international border while a total of 3543 in 2016.

According to them, ear tagging of cattle is important in order to ensure prevent smuggling outside the state.

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