Haryana Government to take steps to build Cow Homes for Stray Cattle

Haryana Government has decided to form committees led by the serpanchs of the villages to build shelters or 'Gau-Greh' for stray cattle

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Chandigarh, Feb 14, 2017: The Haryana government today announced their decision to constitute village-level committees under the chairmanship of sarpanchs for construction and maintenance of cow homes or ‘Gau Greh’, with a view to handle the menace of stray cattle.

According to PTI, Stating this here, a spokesman of the Panchayats and Rural Development Department mentioned that gram panchayats would supervise construction and maintenance of ‘Pashu Phatak’ or ‘Gau Greh’ utilising their own resources as per the provisions of Section 21 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994.

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The members of the committee would include – Panchs, Panchs from Schedule Caste, and prominent persons from the villages and communities.

The Gram Sachiv concerned would take up the post of member secretary.

He added that the committee would function under the supervision and guidelines of Block Development and Panchayat Officer and Panchayat Samiti.

The committees would be responsible for the prescription of the amount of fine to be levied on collection of the impounded animal.

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The ‘Gau Grehs’ would be the home to unclaimed cattle and the upkeep of such animals would be covered using the money collected as fine or donations, he informed.

– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang