Chandigarh, Dec 16 (UNI) Sirsa district of Haryana which has shown the way for caring for unwanted cows and buffaloes will soon have a model 'Goushala' for the care and protection of stray cattle.
While stating this here, an official spokesman said that the stray cattle would be sent to the existing 'Goushalas' in rural areas till the new Goushala becomes functional. These Goushalas would be provided financial grants by the "Gouraksha Seva Samiti" of the district for the care of the animals.
He said that a novel scheme of adopting stray animals had been started in Sirsa which had showed positive results. Under the scheme any person could adopt a stray animal for one year by depositing Rs 6000.
Gouraksha Seva Samiti of Sirsa provides animal shelter, rescue home and medical equipment for the needy and discarded cattle.
He said a sum of Rs 3.30 lakh collected from the salaries of policemen in Sirsa district had been provided to the Samiti for the care of cows. The employees and officials of other departments had also requested for donating their one day salary for this pious deed.
Deputy Commissioner V Umashankar, who was also the Chief Patron of the Gouraksha Seva Samiti, had also donated his three day salary for this purpose. 'Chakista Seva Samiti' would also be constituted for taking care of the ailing cattle, he added.