The Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 is a proposed legislation tabled by Assam Chief Minister to protect cattle in the northeastern state. It is similar to the laws that were passed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.
The Bill regulates the slaughter and consumption of cattle. It also prevents their illegal transportation from outside and within the state of Assam. The movement of cattle within a district for grazing or for agricultural or animal husbandry purposes does not require permission. This significantly affects beef consumption in other northeastern states as nearly all goods from other parts of India reaches the region via Assam.