Jharkhand Government Initiates “Hamari Gaumata hamara dayitava”
In a significant move aimed at fostering self-sufficiency in Jharkhand’s cattle farming sector and ensuring the protection of bovine animals, the State Government is set to launch a comprehensive plan known as “Hamari Gaumata hamara dayitava.” The formal inauguration of this initiative will take place in the coming days under the leadership of the Chief Minister. The primary objective of this scheme is to involve as many people as possible in the noble cause of cattle welfare, encouraging them to adopt cows, bulls, or oxen for a duration of three months, six months, or one year.
Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Prasad, Chairman of the Cattle Welfare Commission, shared these crucial insights during a press briefing on Wednesday.
The plan’s core focus is to directly engage the general public in the cause. Contributions made by individuals will be directly deposited into the accounts of registered cow shelters. The launch of this state-level program is imminent.
Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Minister Badal Patralekh for their support, Mr. Prasad mentioned that under no circumstances will disorder be tolerated in the name of cow protection in the state. After a gap of 15 years, the Cattle Welfare Commission now boasts full-term leadership with both Chairman and Vice-Chairman positions filled since 2008.
During the meeting, consensus was reached among all members to propose an increase in the current feeding allowance for rescued cattle, from INR 100 to INR 150, as well as an extension of the term from one year to two years. These proposals will be presented to the government.
In a bid to promote self-reliance, the state will organize district-wise training programs through cow shelters for the production of vermicompost. Additionally, there are plans to procure vermicompost directly from these shelters. The installation of bio-gas plants in cow shelters is also on the horizon.
The plan includes a mandatory requirement for permits at the district administration level for the export or transportation of bovine animals. It is emphasized that complete information must be shared with the commission to ensure compliance with this provision.
The meeting was attended by key members of the Cattle Welfare Commission, including Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Secretary, Dr. Mukesh Mishra, Registrar, Dr. Prabhat Kumar Pandey, Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jay Kumar Tiwari, and other staff members.
Stay tuned for further updates on this impactful “Hamari Gaumata hamara dayitava” initiative as it unfolds.