About 20 thousand cattle are likely to come to this fair. Hundreds of people from outside districts come to the fair to buy cattle.
It is known that cattle have been afflicted with lumpy skin disease for some time now.. This disease in cattle has affected the culture and traditional ceremonies. Due to this disease District Collector MS Archana has issued an order canceling the historic Bukanabetta Ranganatha Swamy Cattle Fair in Karnataka. From January 6 to January 22, orders were issued banning the fair of cows and bulls across the district. The Mujrai Department has issued a statement that the Cattle Santa at the entrance of Bukkanabetta has been cancelled.
Last week local MLA CN Balakrishna held a meeting with farmers and officials. In this meeting, it was decided to organize the Cattle Festival for three days. Now the farmers are expressing their anger on banning the fair. They are insisting that the cattle fair should be allowed even for three days.
Farmers are already ready to move their cattle to the fair. Many owners have already opened food, farm equipment shops and hotels. Apart from that, the authorities have set up a flex and deployed police on both sides of Bukanabetta.
About 20 thousand cattle are likely to come to this fair. Hundreds of people from outside districts come to the fair to buy cattle. But now the fair has been canceled due to the spread of skin disease among the cattle. But people are pleading to allow the fair. We don’t want government help if cattle get diseases. Locals and farmers are demanding to allow the fair to be held for three days.
Bukkanabetta Ranganathaswamy’s 92nd Rasu Jatara mahotsavam is to be held from tomorrow. Farmers are demanding permission for the three-day fair festival after the ban was imposed due to skin diseases. And let’s see what decision the district administration will take.
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