Dairies in Narela running dry,North civic body orders opening of reservoir

Where are animals supposed to bathe and cool off in summers,asks standing committee chief.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:May 28, 2013 12:59 am

After being neglected for almost a year,dairy owners who shifted their dairies to Ghogha,Narela,can finally hope for better facilities,after the chairman of the Standing Committee

of the North corporation,during his visit to Ghogha,issued orders to make water available in the area.

Dairy owners have been facing a lot of problems in running the dairies,especially with the crackdown on illegal dairies in the capital and the lack of proper facilities for those who had shifted their dairies to Ghogha.

Many of those who had taken possession of plots in the dairy colony in Ghogha are yet to start operating from there.

In fact,of the 586 allottees who have taken possession of the plots,only 55 have shifted their cattle stock to the site.

The main reason: Lack of a proper water facility and a place for animals to cool off in the summers.

The commissioner of the North corporation,along with officials and standing committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal,visited the Ghogha diary on Monday and found that the allottees did not have a proper water supply and even the supply of electricity was disruptive.

Singhal immediately issued orders to provide water from a municipal reservoir to the allottees of the dairy colony.

“We have our reservoir and water from it should have been utilised to make the operations easy for the dairy owners. Without proper water facility,no dairy can run. Without providing them proper facilities,cracking down on dairies that are not shifting to Ghogha is wrong on the part of administration. If the dairy owners get all the facilities in Ghogha itself,there would be no reason why they would not shift,” Singhal said.

This is the first time that a solution has been put forward to the water problems faced by the dairies in Ghogha.

Along with opening the municipal reservoir to the dairy owners,Singhal also directed the Engineering department to construct an artificial water body for animals.

“Where are the animals supposed to bathe and cool off in the summers?” Singhal said.

The High Court had issued strict instructions to crackdown on all illegal dairies in the city — dairies that were allotted plots in Ghogha but had not shifted there due to lack of water facility.

In order to relocate the illegal dairies run in the city and urban areas,the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi had started construction of a new modern dairy colony at Ghogha and initiated allotment of plots on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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