Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das has directed to start the 3000 centers soon in the state for the development of the breed of indigenous cows and also directed to implement the guidelines strictly which is aimed at preventing smuggling of the cows in the state. In a meeting with the Animal board of India at the project building here he said that all the gaushalas in the state would be registered and all government facilities would be provided to them.
He also directed to make ‘kanjhi homes’ for cows which wander on the roads and said that land should be identified where these houses can be built. The Chief Minister said that veterinary doctors will have to go to the panchayats twice in a week and they would be given a dairy to maintain a record of the animals treated and will have to also take signatures of the farmers concerned. He also asked to establish animal hostels in the state where there are facilities to tie and keep the animals.
In the meeting Agriculture Secretary Pooja Singhal said that on the directions of the Chief Minister in Hazaribagh, Lohardaga and Deoghar hostel for 200 animals is being started while work for construction of similar hostels was also on in Ranchi and Dumka. Those present on the occasion also included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Barnwal, Secretary Urban Development Ajay Kumar Singh, Secretary Land Revenue Department K K Soan and others.