A huge outcry observed since three years on the non-vegetarian food, especially beef. South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has banned the display of non-vegetarian as it’s been a growing trend. In fact, State Minister for Minority Affairs had quoted, those who eat beef has to go to Pakistan. A survey of Sample Registration System Baseline has shown 30% of people in India are vegetarians. Also, the number of non-veggies have dropped down from 75 percent in 2004 to 71 percent in 2014.
Indian Food Policy Instances According to SDMC
Non-Veg Food Display Ban
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation says all the non-veg items must not showcase outside the restaurant and should be kept on the shelves. The proposal came to light during the last house meeting on December 20. House Shikha Rai approved the proposal and the aim of move focuses on to “maintain hygiene and to respect people’s sentiments since not everyone eats non-vegetarian food”.
Presently, the proposal is waiting for PK Goel’s approval. He will examine if the move goes in accordance with Delhi Municipal Corporation Act. South Delhi includes Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Hauz Khas, Defence Colony and New Friends Colony. Kababs and meat skewing commonly witnessed in this area and the meeting will begin on January 3.
Non-Veg Ban on Domestic Flights
Even Air India have restricted non-vegetarian serving on its flights. Air India observed the passengers have lessened the consuming of meat over time and in order to reduce the wastage, the supply has been canceled. However, it costs around 8-10 crore per annum.
IIT Madras Students Involved in ‘Beef Fest’
IIT Madras students have taken part in organizing a beef festival on the campus. Around 70-80 students took part in the fest on May 28. In fact, Osmania students arrested for organizing beef fest.
Vijay Rupani Takes Resolution to Make Gujarat Non-Veg Free
In April, in the absence of the Congress Party, the Gujarat government has passed Animal Preservation Bill. According to the bill, a person gets maximum punishment and a 10 years jail for cow slaughtering. Speaking about the bill, he said he wants to make Gujarat Shakahari.