Bengaluru: The State Government has made it mandatory to submit an online application and get permission before transporting cattle. The move has come in view to enforce the State’s ban on cattle slaughter.
Cattle trafficking cases are increasing despite the implementation of Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act. To prevent similar incidents, it has been mandatory to obtain permission before transporting cattle.
Now, farmers must submit an online application, get permission from the District Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry, and obtain a certificate from a veterinarian before transporting cattle.
A photograph of the animal must be uploaded along with the farmer’s or cattle owner’s Aadhaar card while submitting the online application.
Cattle transportation has only been permitted for dairy farms and other agricultural activities. To ensure the safety of the cattle being transported, only one or two can be transported in a vehicle.
Farmers will also be required to pay transportation costs. There are no charges for up to 10 km. Farmers are obligated to pay the Animal Husbandry Department for each additional kilometre over 10 km.