Of­fi­cials yet to re­ceive gazette to fol­low diktat

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY -

The district col­lec­tor of Yadadri, Anita Ra­machan­dran, told this news­pa­per that her of­fice has not re­ceived an of­fi­cial copy of the gazette no­ti­fy­ing the Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals (Reg­u­la­tion of Live­stock Mar­kets) Rules, 2017, from ei­ther the central govern­ment or the Te­lan­gana An­i­mal Hus­bandry depart­ment.

The de­tails are there­fore not clear and there is a pro­posal to ex­empt buf­faloes, she said. “Once we get the of­fi­cial or­ders from the govern­ment, we shall im­ple­ment the rules,” she said. As the district authorities have not re­ceived copies of the gazette, mar­kets are op­er­at­ing as usual.

Un­der the gazette or­ders, mar­kets should not func­tion at the bor­ders of states and the So­ci­ety for Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals, the State Board, and ve­teri­nary in­spec­tors should take care of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Act.

As per the gazette, a new com­mit­tee at the district level—District An­i­mal Mar­ket Com­mit­tee should be formed. This com­mit­tee will be chaired by the district col­lec­tor. The chief ve­teri­nary of­fi­cer will be the sec­re­tary and the mem­bers will be ju­ris­dic­tional di­vi­sional for­est of­fi­cer, ju­ris­dic­tional su­per­in­ten­dent of police, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the So­ci­ety for the Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals and two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from an an­i­mal wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tion, recog­nised by the govern­ment will be mem­bers of the com­mit­tee.

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