Chandigarh: If it is becoming impossible for the residents in urban areas to accommodate cow(s), in their homes, then the Manohar Lal Khattar Government in Haryana has come up with a solution.
The Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog prepared a proposal to set up “cow hostels” in major cities of the state where an individual’s cow will be kept and reared.
Cow owners “will be able to use the milk for their domestic purposes. They will also be free to sell the fresh cow milk” in the market and benefit from it which may fetch them anywhere up to Rs 500 per day.
Bhani Ram Mangla, Aayog chairman told The Sunday Express, “We have prepared a proposal to set up “cow hostels” in urban areas of Haryana. We have written to urban local bodies in this regard and a meeting with concerned Minister will also be held soon to finalize the plan.”
“If all goes well, we will set up societies for the management of each cow hostel. These societies will work like Resident Welfare Associations”.
He added that he has discussed the proposal with the state Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain who according to Mangla, wanted the, “First such cow hostel to come up in Sonipat, her assembly constituency”.
Haryana has 437 cow shelters to accommodate 3.2 lakh cows, still, an estimated 1.18 lakh bovines are stray on the roads.