The state has drawn up an elaborate plan whereby the menace of stray cattle on the roads will end this year
Steering the roads of Haryana clear of stray cattle, the Haryana government has prepared a community-based action plan for the entire state. Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rakesh Gupta said, “Maximum districts of the state will be free from the menace of stray cattle by June 2017. Panchkula and Ambala will be declared free from stray cattle menace by April and the entire state by August 15,” said Rakesh Gupta.”
He was presiding over a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of 11 districts and other officers during the second phase of the action plan to make the state free from stray cattle in Sonepat. He said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had ordered for preparation of a comprehensive scheme for rehabilitation of the cattle roaming openly on the roads.
Khattar had also directed the officials to study the best models implemented in the country so that it could not only serve the purpose for a long time to come, but also take care of people’s religious sentiments. Gupta said a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Additional Deputy Commissioners was convened in Karnal on December 23, 2016 in which an action plan had also been prepared.
“A scheme was prepared for all the districts. As a result of this, while Nuh was declared free from stray cattle by January 15, Yamunanagar was declared free from the same in the first week of February and Fatehabad by February 28,” he said.
He said as many as 45,000 cattle in 11 districts of the state had been identified in the first phase, out of which 17,000 cattle have been shifted to different cattle-barns, ‘Nandshalas’ and ‘Gaushalas’.
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