CM opens cow shelter in Dharamsala

CM opens cow shelter in Dharamsala

2022-01-21 01:31:45

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, January 20

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the Apna Kangra app and Apna Kangra hamper, a product handcrafted by Self-Help Groups (SHGs), at Dharamsala today.

Apna Kangra app to boost economy

  • The Apna Kangra app will empower rural women and provide opportunities to the youth through tourism
  • It will also provide hospitality services, like hotels, homestays, transport, petrol pumps and emergency services.
  • Thakur also launched the Apna Kangra hamper
  • It will have a collection of products made by members of different Self-Help Groups from Kangra district

He said the hamper would have a collection of products made by members of different SHGs from Kangra district. The Apna Kangra app would provide a unique experience for any tourist who plans to explore various destinations in the district.

The Chief Minister also virtually inaugurated the Radhe Krishna Cow Sanctuary at Luthan in Jwalamukhi Vidhan Sabha area from Dharamsala.

While addressing the gathering virtually, he said the very first decision of the state government was to provide old age pension to senior citizens above 70 years of age and the second decision was to construct cow sanctuaries and Gau Sadans for stray cattle. The government had also decided to levy cess of Rs 1 per bottle of liquor for effective management and operation of cow sanctuaries and Gau Sadans.

Thakur said that he had dedicated a cow sanctuary at Sunni in Shimla, with a capacity to house 500 cows, recently. The sanctuary at Luthan would have a capacity to house 1,000 cows. The state government was providing Rs 500 per cow per month to the Gau Sadans so that they could make proper arrangements of fodder. He also urged to the residents to ensure that cattle were not abandoned and if any animal was seen roaming on roads, it must be sent to a sanctuary or Gau Sadan.

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said the government, led by Jai Ram Thakur, had ensured that the roads and streets of the state were free from stray cattle and that they had proper shelter.

Ramesh Chand Dhawala, Deputy Chairman, HP Planning Board, thanked the Chief Minister for inaugurating a cow sanctuary in his constituency.

Earlier, Kangra DC Nipun Jindal welcomed Thakur and gave a presentation on the Apna Kangra app. He said three Kangra Haats were coming up in the district.

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