The axe falls on mil­i­tary farms

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The ball has al­ready been set rolling with the de­ci­sion to shut down the 39 mil­i­tary farms, spread over 20,000 acres and hous­ing around 25,000 cat­tle in the coun­try, in a time-bound man­ner. The clo­sure of mil­i­tary farms, which will free land for train­ing, op­er­a­tional and other pur­poses, has been pend­ing for over three decades now, with the Army it­self propos­ing the step in 2012-2013.

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