Haryana plan: No space at home, send cow to hostel

The Aayog, which plans to seek land from Urban Local Bodies Department to construct these cow sheds or “cow hostels”, wants to first run a pilot - start such hostels in one or two towns - before replicating the same in the other parts of the state “keeping in view the response to such hostels”.

Written by SUKHBIR SIWACH | Chandigarh | Updated: July 30, 2017 9:23 am
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Cow owners in Haryana may soon have the option of sending their animals to a ‘hostel’ if they don’t have enough space for them at home. The Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog, 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.

Aayog chairman Bhani Ram Mangla told The Sunday Express that he has discussed the proposal with state Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain, who, he said, wanted the “first such cow hostel to come up in Sonipat, her assembly constituency”.

The Aayog, which plans to seek land from Urban Local Bodies Department to construct these cow sheds or “cow hostels”, wants to first run a pilot – start such hostels in one or two towns – before replicating the same in the other parts of the state “keeping in view the response to such hostels”.

The plan is to keep about 50 cows in each hostel, Mangla said, adding, “We will allow admission only to indigenous cows; not cross-bred ones”.

“If all goes well, we will set up societies for the management of each cow hostel. These societies will work like Resident Welfare Associations,” Mangla said, adding that the Urban Local Bodies Department would have ownership over the land and the societies would pay rent to the department.

While the societies will charge an “accommodation fee”, the cow owners “will be able to use the milk for their domestic purposes. They will also be free to sell the milk”.

The Aayog hopes the cow hostels will ensure protection of cows while helping to control the number of stray cattle on the roads. According to the Livestock Census of 2012, there are 1.48 lakh stray cows on the roads. However, Mangla claims the number of such cows has come down to 25,000. Currently, the state has 437 gaushalas to accommodate 3.2 lakh cows.

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    Parth Garg
    Jul 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm
    The CM conveniently forgets the displace Kashmiri Pundits while making plans for deserted cows. Hypocrisy all the way.
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    billoo grewal
    Jul 31, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Bharat Mahan,pretends it is not,millions are homeless,hungry,sick disable,kids born die in 5 years. Shows how selfish we are,only way out for youth,dalits to unite fight these forces,future of BHARAT IS dark.
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    neelu kumar
    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    Lol
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    pgb
    Jul 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Great idea indeed! But sir, who will work for the hostel? Will the ministers look after the cows?
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    Raju
    Jul 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    Millions of Poor Indian doesn’t have shelter, these Stupid Politician and Govt giving more important animals. India Under Animism, it is the belief that everything has a soul or spirit, an anima in Latin, including animals(cow, reptiles, etc , plants, rocks, mountains, rivers, and stars. Animists believe each anima is a powerful spirit that can help or hurt them and are to be worshipped or feared or in some way attended to. Animism is a primitive religion whose adherents have for thousands of years deified animals, stars, and idols of any kind, and practiced spiritism, witchcraft, divination and astrology. They use magic, spells, enchantments, supers ions, amulets, talismans, charms, or anything that they believe will help to protect them from the evil spirits and placate the good spirits that are found everywhere in everything.The practice of animism opens a door for demons to enter into the lives of people who are deceived by the lie that is animism. condemns devil Patrice.
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    sahil
    Jul 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm
    haryana is definitely the biggest RSS laboratory after gujarat, hence these crazy developments
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    Kamal Pasha
    Jul 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    The time is it far when the population of Gaumatas will be more than the population of India. Better allow the public to eat beef. Let Yoghi starts this project by eating beef biryani.
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    sanjay dhamdhere
    Jul 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm
    Lacs of Indians sleeping on footpath.pipelines .They have no shelters.taking care of humans these guys are worried about cow.where we are going.taking care of cow is more important than taking care of human.
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