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Cow slaughter is banned in 11 of 15 BJP-ruled states, which ac­count for 65 per cent of the to­tal cow and bull pop­u­la­tion in the coun­try. Th­ese states pro­duce 55 per cent of coun­try’s to­tal meat, yet bar­ring three NE states and J&K, the beef-eating pop­u­la­tion is small

Source: Depart­ment of An­i­mal Hus­bandry, Dairying & Fish­eries, 2015-16; unit-level NSSO data for 68th round

Num­ber of beef*-eaters as a %age of state pop­u­la­tion Cow meat as a %age ( ) of the to­tal meat pro­duced in the state *Cow and buf­falo meat

**Bull slaughter banned in March 2015

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