Addressing mediapersons here, the board members said that most farmers and below poverty line (BPL) people cannot afford to pay the fee prescribed to admit cattle in goshalas, according to the Bill.
Syed Mohammed Iqbal, one of the board members, said according to the Bill, cattle will be admitted to goshalas at a nominal fee. When existence itself is difficult with the paltry sum that the farmers and below poverty line families earn, the fee is like a penalty. He said, on any given day a farmer or a layman can earn about hundred rupees by rearing cows.
Other aspects highlighted include the implications of slaughter ban bill on the leather and tanning industry and the families dependent on them. The components of the Bill like obtaining permission for transportation of the cows from the tahsildar and its effects were also discussed.