A cabinet sub-committee of Gujarat government dealing with water scarcity in the state, on Wednesday, decided to allow social organisations to open cattle camps in water-scarcity affected areas. The social organisations, in turn, will be given subsidy of Rs 25 per animal.
At the same time, under the orders of the committee, total 66 fodder depots have also been opened in Kutch district which will provide fodder to cattle at subsidised rates.
The sub-committee is headed by senior cabinet minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama with three senior bureaucrats and five other ministers as its members. Gujarat government has already announced 994 villages of five districts as partially scarcity-affected districts.
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Chudasama said, “Today, we have decided to let social organisations to open cattle camps in the five districts 994 villages of which have been declared as partially scarcity affected. Those organisations which open cattle camps will be given subsidy of Rs 25 per cattle by the government. The same subsidy will also be applicable to existing Gau-Shalas and cattle camps in those districts.”
According to Chudasama, the government has already opened 66 fodder depots in Kutch.