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Meerut, April 16 (H.S.). State Livestock and Milk Development Minister Dharampal Singh said that destitute cows and destitute animals should not be seen on roads, farms, cities and villages within a year. He said that officers doing good work would be honored and those who did bad work would be punished.

In the divisional review meeting of departmental works at Circuit House on Saturday, State Livestock and Milk Development Dharampal Singh said that the officers should work with utmost care and seriousness. Regular inspection of cow shelter sites will be done and straw bank should be established. A campaign to collect straw will be launched in the state from April 15 to May 05.

The minister asked the officials whether the OPD is running or not. He inquired about the condition of doctors in the block. He said that along with the cows, one Murrah buffalo should also be given to the farmers, so that their entire family would be fed. The land of Gauchar should be identified. If there is illegal encroachment on Gauchar’s land, then it should be removed. Cow sanctuaries will be created in the villages. Destitute cows and destitute animals will be given 100 percent shelter.

Livestock and Milk Development Dharampal Singh said that the officers should regularly inspect the cow shelter sites. There should be arrangement for straw management, green fodder and clean water. The government gives Rs 900 per month to a cow rearer. The priority of the government is that in the coming one year, destitute cows and destitute animals should not be seen on the roads, in the fields, cities and villages. Cow service is like service to God. Animals have a science and you know that science. The animal also knows its own interests and disadvantages. Dharampal Singh said that many works would be done by the department in 100 days by the state government. Mobile vans will be sent to the districts soon.

In the meeting, Additional Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Brajveer Singh informed that there are 39 thousand 827 total protected animals in the board. There are 269 temporary gaushalas in the mandal in which 32 thousand 755 cows are preserved. Kanha Gaushala is 09, in which 02 thousand 124 cows are preserved. There are 08 Kanji houses in which 170 cows are preserved. There are 16 cow protection centers in which 04 thousand 778 animals are protected. There are total 302 shelters.

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