Haryana plans to set up hostels for cows
The Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog has come up with a solution to accomodate cows since its impossible for the residents in urban areas to keep a cow as a pet.
HGSA an autonomous body constituted by the state government in 2013, will soon send its proposal of setting up cow hostels across the state to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The plan is to keep about 50 cows in each hostel.
With this project, cow owners will be able to use the milk for their domestic purposes. They will also be able to sell the fresh cow milk in the market and benefit from it which may fetch them anywhere up to Rs 500 per day.
According to Aayog chairman Bhani Ram Mangla, the cow hostels will ensure protection of cows while helping to control the number of stray cattle on the roads.
The Livestock Census of 2012 data shows that there are 1.48 lakh stray cows on the roads. However, Mangla claims the number of such cows has come down to 25,000.
At present, Haryana has 437 cow shelters to accommodate 3.2 lakh cows, still, an estimated 1.18 lakh bovines are stray on the roads.