Prez gives assent to bill on banning cow slaughter in Hry, says Khattar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Rohtak
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2015 21:00 IST
Khattar said now the trafficking and slaughtering of cow and beef eating have been banned in Haryana. (HT Photo)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said the President had given assent to the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015, passed by state assembly.

The bill thus has come into force in the form of a law. The bill was passed by the legislative assembly in March 2015 but was reserved for the consideration and assent of the President by Haryana governor as the bill gave effect to a matter listed in the directive principles of state policy.

Article 31 (C) of the Constitution says that a law giving effect to the policy of the state towards securing directive principles which is made by the state legislature will have to be reserved for the consideration of the President for receiving his assent.

The preservation and improvement of livestock, particularly the cow and calves is listed Article 48 under the directive principles of state policy. Khattar said now the trafficking and slaughtering of cow and beef eating have been banned in Haryana. He said that people of Mewat have assured him that no cow slaughtering would take place in this area. He said that in his opinion, benefit of reservation should be given to needy persons.

Govt to develop 32 industrial blocks

Khattar said the state government had decided to develop small industrial pockets at the block-level in the state.

The CM, who was in Meham town of Rohtak district to attend a function on the eve of Vishwakarma Day, said 32 industrial blocks would be developed in the state. He said the new industrial units will generate more than 50,000 jobs for the youths.

For setting up of industrial unit in these industrial blocks, the change of land use certificates are not required and industrialists can directly contact the farmers to purchase the land, he added.

The CM said the government would also provide cash awards to the industries for providing jobs to the youths of the state. He said industrial development was imperative to provide jobs to the people as government jobs were limited.

‘HUDA sector in Meham soon’

Khattar announced to develop a Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) sector in Meham to provide houses at cheaper rates to the people. The CM also slammed his predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for not taking required steps for the development of Meham assembly constituency. Khatter also accused Hooda of promoting nepotism and regionalism in government appointments and making backdoor entry. He announced that the work on pending project of the Rohtak-Meham-Hansi rail line would start soon.

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