This BJP minister said, No shortage of beef in Goa

Last Modified Friday, 15 December 2017 (16:54 IST)
Panaji: Minister for Animal Husbandry told the State Legislative Assembly on Friday that there was no shortage of in Goa.In a written reply to a question raised by Congress Francisco Silveira, the minister said, 'There is no reported shortage (of beef).'The MLA had sought to know whether the government would ensure a regular and sufficient supply of beef in the state. 

In response to another question, Mr Godinho said the Goa Meat Complex Limited was fully operational.'The Goa Meat Complex Ltd is fully operational. However, at present the traders are unable to bring animals for slaughter as they are not getting Transport Permit Certificate from the concerned authorities to bring animals from outside the state,' he said.On an average 22 cattle were slaughtered on a daily basis, he added.

According to official statistics, close to 30 to 50 tonnes of beef is consumed in Goa every day.In July last year, Chief Minister had given assurance to the State Legislative Assembly that regular supply of beef to the state would be ensured.(UNI)