Outside Food a No-No for Goshala Cows

VGSS appoints a permanent veterinarian; now on, those who wish to offer feed to cows, can donate money

Published: 03rd May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA: In the wake of the death of 17 cattle in Goshala located in Arjuna Street, here, the Vijayawada Go Samrakshana Sangham (VGSS), which manages it, has taken some hard decisions at its meeting Friday night.

Disclosing the decisions to mediapersons here Saturday, VGSS president Ch Raghu Ram and general secretary Kamalnayan Ban said hereafter no outside food would be allowed into the Goshala and the entry of people too would be restricted.

“Goshala will procure the required fodder and feed and only after the approval of veterinarians they will be stocked in the Goshala. Those who want to offer feed or grass as donation have to pay the money and if they want to feed the grass they can do so by taking grass or feed from the goshala on payment and feed them to cows under the supervision of caretaker. For such people, timings have been fixed from morning 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.” they said.

The management has also appointed a permanent veterinarian to look after the cows and decided to maintain health record of each and every animal on the lines of medical case sheets in the hospitals.

Further, six security personnel have been appointed to work in three shifts. It was also decided to shift around 60 animals to other location.

When asked about the CCTV footage showing outsiders jumping the walls and giving some oil to the cattle, they said they were ‘go sevaks’ (volunteers) who tried to treat the animals with til oil.

On the demand for goshala be taken over by endowment departments, they chose not to comment on it.  Meanwhile, investigating officials said they would proceed further once the forensic report was submitted to them.


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