Punjab to prepare a comprehensive stray cattle management plan
Chandigarh: Taking serious note of the accidents caused by stray cattle in the state, Punjab Government has decided to prepare a comprehensive plan for the preservation and management of stray cattle, besides setting up a dedicated committee to formulate a uniform policy for providing adequate compensation to the victims of accidents involving stray animals.
Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua, presiding over a high-level meeting on Thursday, directed the Local Government and Rural Development and Panchayats Departments to identify stray animals roaming freely in their respective areas and make arrangements for leaving them in gaushalas after holding them using special vehicles.
He asked the officials of the Governance Reforms Department to create a tracking system equipped with geo-mapping to find out where the stray cattle are roaming, and a control room can also be set up, where stray animal carrying vehicles can be accessed easily for stray animal transportation up till gaushalas.
“Accidents involving stray animals are a matter of great concern…The concerned departments should work in tandem for prevention of stray animals,” said Janjua.