He said that there was a need of accurate census of the cattle and there should be a provision to catch hold of the person who abandons his cow or oxen. He said that all the genuine ‘Gau Sadans’ (Shelter home for cows) needs to be registered and the government had adequate funds for running them.
He said that it was unfortunate that the cows and oxen were abandoned after they stop giving milk or becomes unable for ploughing fields. The Board had been constituted for preservation, welfare and development of cow species in the State with an aim to exercise supervision over the established Gau Sadans.
At present there were around 130 Gau Sadans in the State and 95 more shelter homes for cows were being constructed, stated Onkar Chand Sharma, Secretary, Rural development and Panchayati Raj.