'Govt keen to protect cattle'

'Govt keen to protect cattle'

Over 1,800 cattle brought to Panchanahalli Goshale on Day 1

'Govt keen to protect cattle'

 Hundreds of farmers who had gathered at Panchanahalli Goshale (cattle shelter) which was inaugurated on Wednesday to receive fodder for their cattle, requested MLA Dr Y C Vishwanath to make arrangements to provide food to the farmers.

On behalf of farmers, a farmer Dayananda requested the MLA to provide food to the farmers who  arrive from far away places and stay at the Goshale along with their cattle. Responding to his request, the MLA said that the same issue was raised in several places. It will be discussed in the meeting convened by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday. He assured of making arrangements to provide lunch and dinner to the farmers who wish to stay overnight in the cattle shed.

The third Goshale was opened by the taluk administration and Veterinary Department ar Panchanahalli APMC premises on Wednesday. Distributing fodder to the cattle, the MLA said that the government was keen to protect cattle, hence the third cattle shelter is opened. “It appears that the region is severly drought-hit compared to Madapur Mutt and Shivagange Giri as over 1800 cattle have been brought to the Panchanahalli Goshale on the inaugural day itself. The administration will ensure the distribution of fodder and water to any number of cattle that arrive to the shelter,” he assured.

The villagers from 16 villages including Panchanahalli, Needuvalli, Annegere, Mutthanigere, Ganganahalli have brought their cattle to the Goshale and the government expects more number of farmers from the surrounding villages to come and avail the benefit, requested Dr Vishwanath.

Informing about the provisions offered by Goshale, Veterinary Department Deputy Director Dr Lingaraju said that minimum 8 kgs of grass will be given per day to each farmer who gets the cattle to the cattle shelter. Fodder will be given to the cattle which are made to stay in the cattle shelter overnight. A team of the Veterinary doctors, Police and Revenue Department officers would stay at Goshale to sort out any problems and confusions. The farmers can receive clarifications from the officers in case of any confusions and avail the benefit provided by the government, he said.

Kadur APMC President Chikkadevanur Ravi expressed happiness for the APMC premises being used for a good purpose. The APMC has not only provided space arrangements in the yard premises, but also would provide drinking water facility.Panchanahalli Gram Panchayat President asked the farmers not to misuse the facility and create any chaos in the premises.