| New Delhi |
November 22, 2020 1:58:59 a.m.
On Sunday, the first gau cabinet meeting is scheduled to discuss the introduction of a cow for the promotion and conservation of cows. The movement aims to provide adequate funds for the maintenance of some 1,200 gaushalas in the state and to facilitate the smooth construction of at least 2,400 more gaushalas.
“With this (cow) the government will be able to obtain sufficient quantity for raising cows and everyone will participate in this ‘sacred work’,” an official statement from the state government said.
“A decision based on a proposal prepared by the finance and animal husbandry department based on experiences in other states will be taken soon,” a state government official said.
A similar proposal was considered by the Congressional government led by Kamal Nath in 2019.
With the formation of a cow cabinet, comprising five ministers and six departments, the state government is working to establish a modern cow research center at its cow sanctuary at Salaria in Agar-Malwa . Chouhan is expected to hold a meeting with around 14 cow experts, in addition to other members of the gau-cabinet, in Bhopal, then reach Salaria to address the farmers and conduct a puja at the cow sanctuary on Sunday.
According to officials from the livestock department, there is an annual need of Rs 300 crore to provide fodder and maintenance for about 2.40 lakh cattle which are housed in 1,200 gaushalas in the state. With another 2,400 under construction, annual maintenance is expected to reach nearly Rs 600 crore.
If approved, Madhya Pradesh will be the fifth state in the country to implement a cow protection regulation after Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The percentage varies by state.
UP imposed a 0.5 percent suspension on excise goods and a 2 percent suspension on Mandi Parishad and other profitable companies. Punjab was the first state to impose a cow in 2016 with variable slabs for – Rs 1000 with the purchase of a four-wheeler, Rs 200 on two wheels, Rs 1000 on reservation of an AC wedding hall and Rs 500 on a non- Room AC. It also has this judgment on items such as bags of cement, tankers and two paise per unit of electricity.
the Vasundhara RajeThe Rajasthan-led government introduced a 20 percent cow-on-alcohol after increasing stamp duties from 10 percent to 20 in the name of protecting cows.
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