Punjab

GOOD INITIATIVE: WOMAN DONATES PRIME LAND FOR GAUSHALA, HONOURED

November 06, 2019 09:53 PM

 

IFFCO TRUST TO COORDINATE WITH GAUSHALA TO PROVIDE MEDICAL AID TO CATTLE

Abohar (Face2News)

Parmeshwari Devi of Bhagu village near Abohar has donated 7 acre prime land for gaushala to tackle stray cattle menace. Punjab Farmers Commission Chairman Ajay Veer Jakhar and Abohar SDM Poonam Singh honoured her at a function here.

Fazilka SDM Subhash Khatak was also present. Poonam said cow had centuries old reverence in Indian society, bulls were used for cultivating fields but they were now pushed out by farmers unfortunately. The dignitaries also unveiled an idol of Lord Shiva in the Gaushala complex here. Sushila Sharma, a retired teacher, donated Rs 2 lakh while an unidentified person donated Rs 5 lakh to the gaushala.   

Jakhar said that some tough steps need to be taken to curb the stubble burning menace. Stray animal had hurt dozens of people, some lost life, and we will have to find a rational solution collectively, he added. He took cognizance of complaints that sub standard cattle feed/oil cake was being marketed and warned this will not be tolerated. He advised farmers and gaushala managements to promote indigenous cow breed. He congratulated local gaushala president Faquir Chand Goyal for multifaceted development work in the century old complex that even tourists visit now. 

Jakhar said that the Surinder Jakhar Memorial IFFCO Trust will coordinate with the gaushala here to provide medical services at door step in rural areas. A team of veterinary surgeons and pharmacists will be prepared to respond to each call from the farmers who own cattle, he said.  

Notably only one veterinary surgeon was available for four dispensaries that the state government had set up in open wild life sanctuary spread over 17 villages.

Jakhar said that some tough steps need to be taken to curb the stubble burning menace. Stray animal had hurt dozens of people, some lost life, and we will have to find a rational solution collectively, he added. He took cognizance of complaints that sub standard cattle feed/oil cake was being marketed and warned this will not be tolerated. He advised farmers and gaushala managements to promote indigenous cow breed. He congratulated local gaushala president Faquir Chand Goyal for multifaceted development work in the century old complex that even tourists visit now. 

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