Punjab

Cabinet calls joint action with sub-committee against stray cattle menace

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TPE Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 13

Cabinet Sub-Committee comprising of 4 senior Ministers of the Punjab Government called for collaborative action of all the departments of the Punjab Government to grapple with the serious socio-economic threat posed by stray cattle in the state of Punjab.

Local Bodies Department Minister Brahm Mohindra instructed the Secretary of the Animal Husbandry Department to study the best practices adopted by other states of the country to tackle the stray cattle menace and put up workable solution for the consideration of the Cabinet Sub Committee.

Cabinet Sub Committee also decided make the officers of Local Bodies and Animal Husbandry department accountable in the eventuality of any untoward incident pertaining to the stray cattle was reported from any area of the state. It was decided that the concerned officer/ official in whose area of jurisdiction it happened would be personally held responsible for it and departmental action would be initiated against him. Likewise the Cabinet Sub Committee expressed hope that as Head of the District Administration as well as Animal Welfare Society the Deputy Commissioners were better informed about the ground realities and were in a position to evolve localize workable strategy to deal with the stray cattle menace.

The Cabinet Sub Committee comprising of Brahm Mohindra, Local Bodies Minister, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Animal Husbandry Minster, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, Education Minister today held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Brahm Mohindra.

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