Cattle quench their thirst in Jaisalmer area on Wednesday
JAISALMER: Disaster direction and help department is making attempts to save cows in scarcity-hit places. In Jaisalmer district, there’s a acute drought in 653 villages. Small and marginal farmers at drought-hit regions of the district have abandoned their cows. Now, acceptance was given to open cows camps in various regions for security over 57,000 cows.
Considering that the drought conditions, the transport and sale of fodder to other districts has been prohibited from Jaisalmer district. District collector Namit Mehta stated that 471 cows camps are accepted for 57,242 cows at different areas in the district during the Kharif season.
He explained that these 57,242 cows comprise 6,772 small and 50,470 large animals. In accordance with the arrangement, these cows camps will possess all arrangements to maintain the creatures such as drops, a fodder set location, water etc.. According to SDRF criteria, large cattle will receive Rs 70 percent and Rs 35 per little cows daily, to feed the cows. The establishment conducting the cattle camps will be supplied 1kg fodder for large cattle and half kg fodder for smaller animals every day.
He explained tehsildar and SDO will inspect camps. For the certificate of cows to be kept from the camps, a committee was formed containing patwari, g sevak and college instructor and also on the recommendation of this committee, the cows will be held in the camp. From the handling committee to conduct the camp, a member nominated by the collector will be contained.