'Ban on cow slaughter will affect farmers'

Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, he said the Yeddyurappa government has made assurances, however, none of the assurances have been realised in the last two and half years. The Cow Slaughter (Prevention) Act makes no sense as it adds burden on the shoulders of the farmers. The KRRS will fight against the Act if it gets the consent from the President. The issue is largely concerned with the livelihood of farmers.

He said “it is ridiculous to take permission from the Tahsildar to purchase and sell cattle. The Act has been passed by those who do not have any knowledge on rural economy.”
He said that the government has introduced amendments to the Land Reforms Act in order to make the acquisition process of agricultural lands easier. The concept of ‘land bank’ should be withdrawn immediately. Chandrashekhar said that there should be land audit at least once in 5 years. Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) should be dissolved. The government lacks basic knowledge on parameters deciding the value of agricultural land. The government should offer support price to maize and coconut. It should ban the import of palm oil through ports. The production of oil seeds have been reduced to 40 per cent owing to irresponsible behaviour of the state government, he added.

KRRS Dakshina Kannada District President Rohithashva Rai, Nagarjuna Virodhi Horata Samiti President Vijay Kumar Hegde and others were present.
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