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HC directs MCD to give aid to two cow shelters

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Delhi High Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to give Rs one lakh and Rs 30,000 as interim aid to two goshalas for providing shelters to 700 and 200 stray cattle in the Capital.

A division bench headed by Justice Vijender Jain said it was the responsibility of the MCD to take care of the stray cattle, however, two voluntary agencies -- Pinjrapole Society and Guruwar Vidya Sagar Jeev Raksha Kendra-- had taken the responsibility of taking care of about 1,000 cattle.

The Delhi government was only providing Rs 1.25 lakh per annum to the Pinjrapole society.

The amount provided by the Delhi government was very low, even though the MCD was spending Rs 25 per cattle head in other goshala in the capital, said the petitioner Vikas Jain in a public interest petition.

The MCD could not abdicate its responsibility by saying that the Delhi government was providing assistance to the society, the court said.

The High Court had appointed a committee headed by L C Jain in December 2005 to look into the affairs of the goshalas. The committee had filed a report stating that the management of the shelters were managing the show properly.


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