Modi govt plans to export buffalo meat to China in big way
The Narendra Modi government is looking to substantially increase buffalo meat exports in its second term, by tackling a scourge that has kept India off-limits for one of the biggest beef markets, China.
In its first Cabinet meeting after assuming office again this May, the Modi government cleared a Rs 13,343 crore proposal to fully control foot and mouth disease (FMD) among the country’s livestock.
FMD, which affects cloven-hoofed animals, was the reason China blocked imports of Indian beef, which is buffalo meat and not drawn from cows, an animal held sacred by Hindus.
Indian buffalo meat is primarily popular in Asian countries on account of its lower cost, and FMD concerns have currently kept Europe away as a customer.
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