Chandigarh: Abandoning cows is a very serious issue for farmers as well as road accidents. During the Modi regime in center the numbering of abandoning cows is increasing day by day. In Haryana, abandoning milch cows will soon attract a fine with the state government working on enacting a law to punish the guilty.
As per media reports Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, addressing a press conference here today, said his government had already enacted the “Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan” Act for protecting cows.
Also, the government had tagged cattle in gaushalas to track their location. “Similarly, we will tag domestic cattle in homes. This will help ascertain ownership if the cattle is abandoned. This done, abandoning cattle will attract a fine of Rs 5,000,” he explained.
Seeking the support of people in effective implementation of the drive to protect livestock, the Chief Minister said: “We achieve our target in cities and declare them cattle-free. However, residents abandon their cattle and their number keeps growing. We need to check that.”
It’s pertinent to note here that the BJP government in the state had imposed a ban on beef in 2015, followed by a ban on cow slaughter in the state.