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Egg back on Raipur mid-day menu after regime change, not in Bhopal -Dipankar Ghose & Milind Ghatwai

-The Indian Express In Chhattisgarh, the BJP accused govt of “imposition of this idea” on those who “do not eat Non-Vegetarian Food”. In MP, where the Congress does not enjoy a clear majority on its own, the party is playing safe Bhopal/ Raipur: Two states where the Congress came to power last month appear to be on two different plates over one ingredient in the mid-day meal scheme for children: the...

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Politics of diet -Divya Trivedi

-Frontline.in Data from various surveys prove that India is anything but a vegetarian nation, but ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre there have been attempts to demonise meat-eating and to impose the vegetarian food habits of certain sections of Hindus on the rest of India. In parts of Gujarat, eggs are not sold openly. They are placed inside black bags, just like sanitary napkins sold in chemist’s shops....

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Poultry farmers cry foul -Parthasarathi Biswas

-The Indian Express Falling rates in March stumps industry in month synonymous with high prices. Pune: Since February, Deepak Pawale, who runs a poultry farm at Retavadi village in Khed taluka of Pune district, has been selling 45-day-old birds weighing 2-2.5 kg each at well below his estimated production cost of Rs 70 per kg. “The traders aren’t ready to pay higher rates, as they tell me that their sales have slowed down,”...

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In Delhi, BJP-ruled civic body to ban display of non-veg food outside eateries over 'sentimental' reasons

-Hindustan Times The resolution moved by councillors Raj Dutt and seconded by Nandini Sharma said food items displayed in open posed a danger of “contamination” and “hurt the sentiments of vegetarian public” New Delhi: If the civic body has its way, Non-Vegetarian Food displayed in the open on stalls outside restaurants and eateries of South Delhi would soon be prohibited for ‘hygiene’ and ‘sentimental’ reasons. The resolution approved in the last house...

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Why is vegetarianism in India linked to purity? -Nandini Rathi

-The Indian Express Purity, pollution, authority, and tradition were found to be the chief concerns of Indian vegetarians, as per a 2013 study, as opposed to universalism, animal and environmental welfare which concern vegetarians elsewhere. Vegetarianism in the west frequently corresponds with progressive, eco-friendly instincts such as sustainability, animal welfare, ethicality and inclusivity. It therefore should have been a matter of pride that nearly 30 per cent of Indian population, as per...

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