Moves to boost livestock industry
The Livestock Development Ministry has made arrangements to revise
the 29th Animal Enactment 1958 that was in force from 1958 to control
the rapid increase of cattle theft, said Ministry Secretary Geetha
The Ministry has decided to prepare drafts to increase the Rs. 250
fine imposed for cattle theft up to Rs. 5,000 and also to impose a two
The Ministry will popularise fresh milk to uplift the dairy farmers.
Steps have been taken to register all the cattle and to tie a plate
mentioning the village and the divisional secretariat division on the
animal as an easy way to identify them.
Action has also been taken to appoint committees with Public Health
Inspectors, Veterinary Surgeons, Police Officers and Grama Niladharies
to raid unauthorised abattoirs.