No destitute cattle should be found wandering on roads – Dharampal Singh

Lucknow: Livestock and Dairy Development Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Dharampal Singh  held a meeting with Team-09 in his office room at Vidhan Bhavan regarding the campaign starting from November 01 for the protection of destitute cattle.

He said that conservation and promotion of cattle is the priority of the state government and as per the intention of the government, after December 31, destitute cattle should not be found wandering on the roads or in the fields.

He instructed Team-09 to speed up the campaign by holding meetings with the Divisional Commissioners in their allotted divisions and with the concerned officers at the district level on 07, 08 and 09 November and ensure a thorough inspection of the necessary arrangements and if there is any deficiency, if found, it should be removed immediately.

The Livestock Minister directed that the progress should be continuously reviewed at the headquarters level and the data and reality obtained regarding destitute cattle should also be examined.

He said that the objective of the campaign should be visible on the ground. Through public participation in this campaign, if there is a need for suggestions or changes in the campaign, based on the suggestions and experiences of the farmers and cattle rearers, then the same should also be considered.

It was told in the meeting that under the special conservation campaign started from November 01, a total of 8065 cows were preserved, of which 1294 were preserved in urban areas and 6771 in rural areas.

A total of 1098 special squads have been formed, out of which 421 teams are formed in urban areas and 677 teams are formed in rural areas. There are a total of 590 cattle catchers, out of which 263 are employed in urban areas and 327 in rural areas.

The Livestock Minister said that the campaign should be reviewed by Special Secretary level officers by visiting all 75 districts of the state on 21, 22 and 23 November. The work of construction of cow protection centres, cow shelter sites and expansion of cow shelter sites should be completed and there should not be any systemic shortcomings.

For the care of the destitute cows to be protected, proper arrangements should be made for their fodder, straw, tin shed, drinking water, electricity supply and treatment etc. He directed that the work of castration and Mission AI (Artificial Insemination Programme) should be expedited.

These schemes have an important role in the state’s animal development programs, milk production and increasing the income of farmers and animal herders.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Dr. Rajneesh Dubey told that as per the instructions received from the Minister, the campaign for destitute cattle protection has been started from November 1 and necessary arrangements and work are being completed to achieve the target within the stipulated period.

He directed the officers to work in the campaign by establishing mutual cooperation and coordination with Home, Revenue, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Urban Development. While protecting destitute cattle, sensitivity should be taken and help of special mobile squad, tractor and cattle catchers should be taken.

In the meeting, Special Secretary of Livestock Department  Devendra Pandey, Special Secretary  Amarnath Upadhyay, Managing Director of PCDF  Anand Kumar, Special Secretary Dairy Development Ram Sahay Yadav, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. AK Jadaun, Additional Director Godhan Dr. JK Pandey and executives of LDB. Officer Dr. Neeraj Gupta was present.

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