Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding decline in the population of indigenous breeds of cows and livestock in India, 23/05/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwini Kumar Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/05/2017 regarding National Policy in regard to protection of indigenous species of cows and livestock to be protected as in some of the States, the said species are diminishing at a very rapid speed. For instance in Kerala, it is 79.9% loss of the indigenous species in just over the period of one decade.
NGT directs the Counsel appearing for the MoEF and Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry to seek clear instruction if the Ministry would be prepared to take up a joint meeting of all the stakeholders to formulate a National Policy for preservation of livestock.