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Withdrawal of the Livestock and Livestock Product Bill was driven by the need to address the apprehensions of farmers, traders, and communities who felt that the proposed legislation would have negative impacts on their livelihoods and cultural practices. Suggest changes that are needed to the bill to ensure livestock sector’s growth and development contribute to the overall well-being of rural communities and the country’s agricultural economy.

Topic: economics of animal-rearing.

5. Withdrawal of the Livestock and Livestock Product Bill was driven by the need to address the apprehensions of farmers, traders, and communities who felt that the proposed legislation would have negative impacts on their livelihoods and cultural practices. Suggest changes that are needed to the bill to ensure livestock sector’s growth and development contribute to the overall well-being of rural communities and the country’s agricultural economy.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Indian ExpressDown to Earth

Why the question:

The article discusses the withdrawal of the draft Livestock and Livestock Product Bill in India and provides an explanation for the decision.

Key Demand of the question:

To examine the issues with Livestock and Livestock Product Bill and changes require in it.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the aims and objectives of Livestock and Livestock Product Bill.

Body:

First, enumerate the major features of Livestock and Livestock Product Bill.

In the next part, write about the major issues in the bill because of which it was withdrawn.

Next, suggest changes to make the bill more farmer centric and ensure its acceptance.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.