The state may soon get its first cow sanctuary in Rajasthan soon. An agreement regarding this was signed on Friday with private trust while CM Vasundhra Raje visited the Bikaner. If all goes well the sanctuary will provide shelter to almost 10,000 bovines.
The cow sanctuary of Rajasthan will spread over 220 hectares. It will be constructed in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. This is the latest move under the center government’s initiative for the state to protect bovines since it came to power in 2013. The state government also has constructed a cow welfare ministry. Not only this the state had last year declared 10 per cent surcharge on stamp duty towards cow protection.
The Rajasthan Cow sanctuary will be managed by a private firm. The objective is clear that is to provide much needed space for cows where they can move freely. Gopalan minister Otaram Dewasi said that as the MoU is signed, the work will be started as soon as possible now.
What Facilitates will first cow sanctuary in Rajasthan have?
Talking about facilities available in the cow reserved area, it will be having an hospital and Sewan grass as fodder for the animals. The trust also hoped that in future there are possibilities that the sanctuary may also be developed as tourist destination.
The new cow sanctuary of Rajasthan will be the home for those cows that are abandoned by the owners after they stop producing milk. These cows are left alone by their owners and roam at roads and other areas. This will also be the home for those animals which are rescued from smugglers.
Rajasthan is one of the biggest state of India. It lies in the northern part of India. It has border with Pakistan.
Capital- Jaipur (also known as Pink city)
Chief Minister: Vasundhra Raje
Rajasthan Governor: Kalyan Singh