The unhygienic condition in which poultry birds are reared and transported has come under the focus of the Law Commission.
A push by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi to have a relook at the various laws governing poultry birds has prompted the Law Ministry to ask the Commission to submit a report based on "existing laws and international trends relating to housekeeping and transportation of poultry birds."
In an appeal issued to all stakeholders and the general public today, the law panel has sought views on the subject.
"The reference received by the Commission, which is based on a request from Minister for Women and Child Development, points out to the unhygienic conditions in which livestock is maintained, though various statutes are in force.
"The Commission would like to know the constraints faced by the various stakeholders — farm operators, transporters, hoteliers, NGOs — regarding rearing, maintenance, sale or any other issue related to poultry birds," the appeal said. PTI