Among Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan’s goals: Starting own gaushala

Chouhan is not the first Madhya Pradesh CM to harbour a love for cows and wear it on his sleeve.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: February 1, 2016 12:48 am
chouhan, shivraj singh chouhan, madhya pradesh, mp, madhya pradesh news, india news, madhya pradesh govt Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcement Sunday at a function organised to felicitate farmers and celebrate the state winning the Centre’s Krishi Karman award for the fourth time in a row.

Among Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s future plans is to start a gaushala with 50 cows, so that he can use cow products.

Chouhan made the announcement Sunday at a function organised to felicitate farmers and celebrate the state winning the Centre’s Krishi Karman award for the fourth time in a row.

The CM told the gathering that he had started with two cows and the number has risen to 25. He said he now wished to bring in 25 more cows and start a gaushala. Chouhan, however, did not specify if the shelter would be run on the sprawling premises of his official bungalow on Shyamla Hills.

Chouhan is not the first Madhya Pradesh CM to harbour a love for cows and wear it on his sleeve. Party colleague and former CM Uma Bharati was often seen feeding rotis to the animal. Apart from funding gaushalas, MP is also home to the country’s first cow sanctuary.

Chouhan revealed his plans for the gaushala while talking about the role of animal husbandry in increasing farmers’ income. “I can’t live without farming,’’ he said and claimed he was the only CM in the country to spend four-five hours every week on his farm, where he grows everything from flowers to grains.

“My aim is to grow the best pomegranate in MP,’’ he said ,while sharing his mistakes in farming. He admitted that he is advised in his farm endeavours by an expert from Pune. Chouhan said he wishes to succeed as a farmer because he does not want others to use the excuse that if the CM can fail, so can they.

Among other things, Chouhan Sunday announced that 1,000 progressive farmers would be sent abroad to study new farming techniques. He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Bhopal on February 18, where he would be felicitated for the new crop insurance scheme.

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    Aap
    Feb 1, 2016 at 3:01 am
    Please also have plans to address left alones eating plastics. This is cruelty with animals that you abondon them after milking for years. Farmers who can't manage families will have to maintain animals after they p the milking age. How would they do it.
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      dv1936
      Feb 1, 2016 at 3:53 am
      The day is not far when he will be cooking his food on cow dung cakes. And drinking cow's .
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        babu
        Feb 1, 2016 at 5:05 am
        This bjp cm looks very pretty with red dot these gowshala owners starved gow mata baby childrens to make money they are wors than butures
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          Kaps
          Feb 1, 2016 at 3:02 am
          Is opening gaushala a bad thing? Why did you singled this out from other goals he might have?
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          1. Mallikarjun Iyyer
            Feb 1, 2016 at 2:09 am
            bingo
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