Madhya Pradesh’s first cow cabinet meeting has started. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan is addressing it virtually. After this, the Chief Minister can also address the gathering in the cow sanctuary at Salaria. Previously, the meeting of the cow-cabinet was to take place in the cow sanctuary itself, but its location has changed.
Earlier, CM Shivraj had tweeted to Tirupati that the first meeting of the cabinet would be held in the cow sanctuary. The Shivraj government is also considering imposing cow tax (cow cess) for cow protection. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has indicated this.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan holds the first meeting of ‘Cow Cabinet’ in Bhopal today.
The state government has decided to form the cabinet for protection of cows in the state. pic.twitter.com/WETcYAAuC7
– ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2020
Let me tell you that in the Kamal Nath government, a draft of similar tax was prepared by the officials. Shivraj government is also preparing to feed cows through similar options. The only difference is that the Kamal Nath government wanted to build cowsheds by increasing the fees of expensive cars, stamp duty and toll plazas, but the Shivraj government wanted to set up a registry, vehicles and cess on liquor to make permanent arrangements for the fodder of cows. Is considering alternatives.
Major operators from other states were called
Animal Husbandry Minister Premsingh Patel said that he would arrive at 1 pm on Sunday afternoon to attend the program organized at Gau Sanctuary in Agar. On this occasion, the directors of gaushalas of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and the directors of large institutions have been called. They will explain how cow slaves can be made self-reliant and what steps the government should take.
About 1500 cows in the state
There are about 1500 cows in the state, in which 1.80 lakh cows have been kept. The previous Kamal Nath government had allocated Rs 20 per cow in the budget. In the last financial year, the budget of the Department of Animal Husbandry was kept at Rs 132 crores, while in 2020-21, it went straight to Rs 11 crores, which means a reduction of about 90%.