A severe decrease of camels has been reported in the International Animal Fair of Pushkar. The fair started 5 days back but this year, only 2203 camels have come. In the last 15 years, the incoming of camels for sale and purchase has seen a downfall. Once, thousands of camels could be seen in the fair but now the numbers have gone down to 70% which rings an alarm.
Trafficking and illegal slaughter of camels are one of the reasons of decreasing number of camels in the state. In comparison to 2007, the animal count is declined by 22.79 %. in the year 2012.