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Goa to work on scheme to support non-milk yielding cows: Parrikar

Supporting BJP's existing cow slaughter ban, an economical scheme would be devised for old cows

IANS  |  Panaji 

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Maintaining that the BJP-led coalition stood by the existing ban on cow slaughter in the state, Chief Minister on Tuesday said he was working on a scheme which would help maintain cows which are beyond the milk-yielding age, up till their death.

"My believes in ban on cow slaughter. I'm also aware of the problem faced by farmers who need to feed cows even after they stop yielding milk," he told the ongoing monsoon session of the Legislative Assembly during question hour.

While responding to a question by Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane, Parrikar also said that the upcoming scheme would help farmers maintain that have stopped yielding milk.

"On the lines of the scheme for management of stray cattle menace, a scheme for sustaining old and will be introduced," the Chief Minister said.

"The economical viability of maintaining a cow lasts till it gives milk. Once the cow becomes old, it is uneconomical and unaffordable for the farmers," Parrikar also said.

Rane had said that old were a burden to farmers.

"What do we do with them? All farmers face this problem," Rane had said.

Cow slaughter has been banned in since 1978.

First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 18:08 IST