HImachal government plans to hike fine on abandoning cattle

Shimla, August 5

The government is planning to raise the fine from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000 for abandoning registered cattle after they get old or unwell by the tehsildar and the SDM.

Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar said that in reply to a query raised by Ramesh Dhawala and Pawan Kajal during Question Hour in the Vidhan Sabha today. He said 867 stray cattle had been given shelter in three cow sanctuaries at Kotla Barog (Sirmaur), Thana Kalan (Una) and Handa Kundi (Solan).

"We plan to float expression of interest to set up a smart gaushala on a commercial basis to tackle the problem of stray cattle and make it a profitable venture," he said.

Kanwar said though there was a provision in the Panchayati Raj Act to impose a fine of Rs 500 for the first time and Rs 700 for the second time on abandoning cattle, people were turning them out once they stop giving profit.

Replying to a query by Vinay Kumar on the inordinate delay in the start of work on the 40 MW Renuka project in Sirmaur, Power Minister Sukhram Chaudhary said as per High Court directives, the enhanced land compensation was being given to affected families. "The project is of national importance and we are keen that it comes up but funding on the 90:10 ratio will be provided by the Centre once the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by the Prime Minister gives it nod," he said.

A total of 7,635 persons would be affected due to the project and 12,984 persons had been provided the enhanced relief. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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