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Raj govt to felicitate those adopting stray cows

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The Congress-led government has decided to honour those who adopt stray cows on and

The Directorate of has issued a letter to all district collectors asking them to motivate donors, NGOs, social workers and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26.

The Directorate of of the works for cattle conservation, research and development.

Monday said the previous Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in the state had tried to create "hatred" on such issues.

"The previous government had tried to create hatred on such issues, but this government is working differently by bringing everyone together (on the issue)," he told reporters here.

"The idea behind the step is to conserve cows with cooperation from people. Those who adopt stray cows and undertake welfare activities will be felicitated by district collectors on the occasion of and Republic day," Vishram Meena, director, directorate, said.

"The directorate issued a letter to all district collectors on December 28 with details of the campaign for the conservation of stray cows. There are people who adopt stray animals in cow shelter homes. They celebrate their birthdays, and such occasions by spending time with their adopted cows. We have asked the collectors to push such initiatives," he said.

Meena said the interested parties can give their proposal to the respective district collectors.

After verification of the claims, the collectors will felicitate such people with a certificate at the district level, he said.

The order also mentions that whoever wants to adopt cows can deposit the amount decided by the local cow shelter and can visit the cows anytime. Those who want to keep the stray cows at their houses can also do so, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:55 IST
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