The state Directorate of Gopalan on December 28 issued an order to all district collectors, saying: "Those charitable and sensitive citizens adopting stray cows will be felicitated at the state level by the district collector on Independence/Republic Day."
The district collectors have been asked to motivate public, charitable people, officials and social workers to adopt stray cows.
"Anyone interested to adopt cows can deposit a certain amount as fixed by 'gaushalas'. Also, they can visit the cow shelters any time to see the animals. Further, if someone wants to keep a stray cow at his home, he can adopt it," it says.
Under the previous BJP government, Rajasthan became the first state in the country to have a 'Cow Minister' -- Otaram Dewasi.
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