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Goa MLA to raise beef supply issue in House

Goa MLA to raise beef supply issue in House
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A delegation of beef traders held talks with Lyndon Monteiro, Chairman of the Goa Meat Complex, which is acting as a facilitator to ensure beef supply in the state, even as fresh beef arrived in Margao township on Saturday.

Michael Lobo, MLA from Calangute beach constituency, said many candidates lost in the recently held Zila Parishad elections due to the short supply of beef. He added that he would be raising the issue of beef shortage during the budget session in the Assembly.

“Beef is a staple diet. Goans, including Christians, Muslims, foreign and Indian tourists, choose beef steak and beef chilly fry on their menu. Being a cosmopolitan state, beef has been on Goa’s menu since Portuguese days and over 1,000 restaurants in the coastal belt, comprising Calangute, Baga and Candolim beaches, serve beef as the main attraction and are affected due to its severe shortage,” said Lobo.

“We don’t have a ban on beef in Goa, unlike Maharashtra and Haryana. Goa’s lone cattle abattoir (Goa Meat Complex) is non-functional and should be started immediately with government-certified veterinary doctors to ensure quality beef supply, which is being monitored by an NGO at present.”

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