We will bring prevention of cow slaughter Act: Minister Chavan

‘But before that we will consider all aspects related to it and talked to all stakeholders’

BIJAPUR; 17 Nov: Reiterating that the BJP Government will certainly bring Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Hajj and Wakf, Prabhu Chavan has said that he plans to submit the details related to the Act in the coming assembly session.

Addressing presspersons on Tuesday, he however made it clear that the government is not in a hurry to bring the Act as a committee headed by the officials of the department has been constituted to study all aspects of the Act before its implementation.

“ A team headed by the Commissioner of Animal Husbandry Department has been constituted which has been asked to study the Act which is already implemented in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Besides this, discussion would also be held with other stakeholders such as farmers to bring the Act. We will surly bring the Act but not in haste”, the Minister asserted.

Earlier, he informed that a high-tech slaughter house is being built at the cost of Rs. 44 crore on 20 acre land in Sira taluk in Tumkur district, and claimed that soon the building would be inaugurated.

Acknowledging that the department is facing shortage of staff, Chavan said that while the sanctioned posts are around 18,000, the department presently functioning only with around 9,000 staff which is only half of the total sanctioned posts.

To a question, he said that he has talked to Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa on the matter, and assured that the vacant posts would soon be filled.

Admitting that the cattle owners are regularly complaining of doctors not visiting the villages for providing treatment to cattle, Chavan said that he has planned to set up a helpline centre where the farmers could call for any complaint.

“ The centre will receive calls from the farmers. After collecting the address, the complaint will be forwarded to the respective veterinary doctor of the area. The doctor after attending the complaint, should also record it for any verification of the visit”, he said.

He however said that the plan is still in the nascent stage.

About the demand for the construction of Hajj houses in different districts, the Minister said that so far, besides Bengaluru, a Hajj house has been granted for Mangaluru. Based on the need and availability of land, more houses could be granted.

On the demand for increasing the quota for Hajj pilgrims of the State, he said that he would speak to the Central Government for increasing the quota.

MLA, Somanagouda Patil Sasnur was present.

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