Animals' Holding Centers will be opened in Chhattisgarh

Animals rescued from smugglers, strays on streets will be kept

Model centre at Dathrenga, land allocated in four districts : Centers will be opened in six months: Minister Agrawal

Raipur, 03 March 2017. Livestock Development Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal today instructed the Department officials to open Animals' Holding Centres to cater to the animals seized from the smugglers and those loitering around on the streets of various towns and cities of the State. Mr. Agrawal was today reviewing the progress of the project to protect animals at the Vidhan Sabha premises. The officials said that land had been earmarked for Animals' Holding Centre in Raipur, Balrampur, Kabirdham and Mahasamund. Agriculture Department Secretary Mr. Anoop Srivastav, Director of Veterinary Services Dr. S.K. Pandya, Chhattisgarh State Goseva Commission Secretary Dr. S.K.Panigrahi and other senior officers were also present. The officials said that two hectare land had been allocated at village Dathrenga Development block Dharseeva in district Raipur for the purpose. Mr. Agrawal called upon the officials to develop it as a model Animals' Holding Centre in the next six months period. Land should be developed for grazing of animals on an additional ten acre site at Dathrenga. The Minister added that centres should be opened in other districts as soon as possible.

The officials added that efforts are being made to open 'Goshalas' with all amenities in all the developmental blocks of the State. Land had been allocated in 40 developmental blocks. Mr. Agrawal instructed the officials to make a master plan for animals' shelters. He called upon them to establish squads of Police and Livestock Development Depart to stop animals smuggling in all corners of the State. He deliberated on the rescue vehicles of animals in all the districts.


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