KARNATAKA: Recently, Karnataka State Govt informed the Karnataka High Court that 15 gaushalas (cattle sheds) for taking care of stray cattle in the state, would be established before August 1.
The submission by the state government came during the hearing of the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the High Court Legal Services Committee.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi questioned the State if opening gaushalas was a five-year plan of the government, addressing the delay in the process. It directed the state government to specify when it would start operating goshalas for stray cattle.
Counsel from govt informed the court that apart from Bengaluru, where hurdles over land transfer for the project were being faced, goshalas were being opened in 29 other districts of Karnataka. District-level committees have already been formed to oversee their implementation.
Further, they also informed borewells were made operational to provide water for the cattle in the upcoming gaushalas. Five goshalas would become operational before July 15 and another 10 by August 1.
The Court observed that a goshala was necessary at every taluk and village level. If only one goshala was operated in one district, the number of stray cattle that can be accommodated in them would be limited.
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