north state assembly elections 2022 All the political parties were in the fray on different issues. Along with development, there was an electoral game of checkmate between political parties on caste-based issues. among all stray animals problem of as well became a major issue for political parties. There was also a verbal war between the parties and the opposition over the loss of farmers due to stray cattle and the loss of civilian lives due to their attacks. After which the UP government was criticized for roaming around the country.
Now the UP government in this matter To has become serious. Just a month after assuming power, the UP government has announced a scheme to tackle the problem of stray animals. Under which the UP government is going to implement the Gujarat model to deal with the problem of stray animals. Let us know what is the model of Bhupendrabhai Patel government of Gujarat to solve the problem of stray animals and who has announced to implement it in UP.
UP animal husbandry minister announces implementation of Gujarat model
Uttar Pradesh i.e. UP Animal Husbandry Minister Dharampal Singh during his visit to Barabanki on Monday announced the implementation of Gujarat model to deal with the problem of stray cattle. He said that the roadmap is ready to deal with the problem of stray animals. At the same time, he said that there is a need to do a lot of work regarding stray animals in the state. For this public participation is very much needed.
Animal Husbandry Minister Dharampal Singh said that the problem is not only to bring stray animals to Gaushala, but also to make proper arrangements for their fodder. For this, straw banks will be set up in all the districts and straw, fodder and water will be made available in Gaushalas. He also announced to implement the Gujarat model.
What is Gujarat Model?
To tackle the problem of stray cattle, the Gujarat government has introduced the ‘Gujarat Cattle Control Bill 2022’ in the first week of April this year. Which has been passed in the Legislature. This law is for urban areas. Other states are calling it the Gujarat model to solve the problem of stray animals.
Under the law, it is necessary for those who keep livestock in the state to have a license. Therefore, every animal will be compulsorily tagged under this Act and those animals which are not tagged will be confiscated under the Act. A fine of Rs 50,000 has been imposed on his release. At the same time, a provision has been made in the law to penalize animal owners who do not tagging.
Along with this, the cattle owners should assure the administration that their cattle should not roam on the roads or public places under any circumstances. In addition, there are several provisions in the law that restrict the free movement of animals.
Till 2020, 469 people have died in UP due to stray animals.
According to Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Purushottam Rupala, 469 people have died in UP in 3 years due to stray cattle attacks. Actually, Rupala had informed the Parliament about this recently. In which he shared state-wise data on animal attack deaths between 2018 and 2020. Under which in these 3 years, a total of 3860 people have died due to animal attacks in the country. Maharashtra has the highest number of 493 deaths in these 3 years.