A 2012 UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report places India at the bottom of the list of 177 countries on meat consumption.
The Women and Child Development Ministry is set to launch a multimedia advertisement blitzkrieg.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi caused a flutter in her office when she walked in with a box of sweets and asked it to be distributed.
Maneka also said she will work with the Education Ministry on girls’ education.
It includes facilitating faster adoption of children and setting up foster care homes.
BJP state president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said whatever the Minister has expressed is her personal view.
Expressing strong resolve to ensure welfare of women and children, Maneka Gandhi that her Ministry was contemplating a series of measures.
Banks should make it easy to lend to women, not just to self help groups, said Maneka Gandhi.
The argument for sending juveniles to jail is based on flawed assumptions.
The minister feels that the law should protect all women, regardless of their relationship with the oppressor.
Juvenile offenders are children gone wrong. Harsher punishment is no way to fix them.
Maneka Gandhi said that if we bring them into the purview of the adult world, then it will scare them.
It is a priority area for NDA government, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has said.
Last month, Gujarat became the first state in the country to make such an announcement.