Barbed wire also known as barb wire, is a steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges at intervals along the strands. It is an inexpensive fences and it act as a wire obstacle. A person or animal trying to pass through or over barbed wire will suffer discomfort and possibly injury (this is especially true if the fence is also electric). This is mainly used to safeguard houses, gardens, forests, nurseries and specified prohibited areas pertaining to defense establishment, aerodromes, railways, warehouses and other Govt. and Private properties. They are also used to make and safeguard international boundaries and are one of the cheapest materials to be used for these various purposes. Farmers in Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Hamirpur, Una, Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi and Kullu, prefer barbed-wire fencing .Barbed wire fencing is legal. It is most probably used by landowners in rural areas and in various industrial areas. However, whenever installing barbed wire fencing you must meet the legal fence requirements as deemed by local legislation. In certain areas of the country you can only install a barbed wire fence with permission of a neighbouring landowner.