[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, 19 May: Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Mika Nyori on Thursday issued an order banning the sale of mithun meat in the district.
All the butchers in the district have been asked to “refrain from killing and selling of mithun meat in the markets.”
Earlier, the Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) had submitted a memorandum to the DC, seeking a ban on killing of mithuns, terming them endangered animals.
The TCS had also informed that the skyrocketing price of mithun meat in the daily markets has led to a hike in the price of mithuns in every village, owing to which, it said, “the public are not able to bear the price of mithuns, especially during the requirements arises in the traditional activities.”
The district administration has said that the ban will be in effect from 26 May for five months.
“Any person found violating the order will be punished under the appropriate section of the law,” the DA said.