Shivamogga: State Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan has said that the Government is committed to providing necessary financial assistance to Gaushalas being run in association with Government and private organisations in the State.
Speaking to mediapersons after visiting the Dyaneshwari Gaushala in association with Karki Sri Matha at Hunsodu Village near the City on Friday November 25 and performing the ‘Gau Puja’, he said that the number of cows going to slaughter houses has been brought under control to a considerable extent after the enactment of a law banning cow slaughter.
There has been an increase in the number, he noted.
“A total of 100 gaushalas are proposed to be opened across the State by the Government. The construction of gaushalas is progressing at a snail’s pace and their speed will be increased. As announced earlier, the process of identifying a location for starting gaushalas in all districts of the State is underway. Stating that sites have been identified at some places and construction work is in progress, he said that with this important work of the Government, a large number of donors have shown interest in making generous donations to the gaushalas, he informed.
State Government Employees’ Association State President C. S. Manjunath has launched a programme to protect the progeny of cows and construct gaushalas under the State Government’s Punyakoti Special Scheme.
As many as Rs. 100 Crore has been collected from Shadakshari Government employees. The subsidy has added strength to the implementation of this scheme, he added.