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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

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Panchayats in Mathura Issues Diktat Banning Dowry, Consumption of Liquor and Lavish Feasts

He said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts

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Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them. LifetimeStock

Eight Panchayats in Mathura have issued a diktat banning dowry, consumption of liquor and lavish feasts in ‘shraadhs’ and post-death rituals.

Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them from facing additional financial burden, but would also improve the social atmosphere.

He said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts.

“Our efforts are to stop these wrong practices and make people aware of the reality. For example, dowry is nothing more than a bribe to the groom’s family. The priority should be to educate the girl and make her independent, instead of wasting money by spending lavishly on her wedding,” he said.

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Eight Panchayats in Mathura have issued a diktat banning dowry, consumption of liquor and lavish feasts in ‘shraadhs’ and post-death rituals. LifetimeStock

He said that residents of villages, including Aimal Patti, Singha Patti, Saunkh Dehat, Loriha Patti, Nanupatti and Bachgaon had agreed to implement the ban with immediate effect.

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District panchayat representative Bharat Singh said a five-member committee will be formed in every village, which will interact with local residents and make them aware them of the myths related to these evil practices. (IANS)