Raipur May 18: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh visited Surabhi Gau Shala at village Tharkori development block Dhamdha. He said that it is the moral and social responsibility of the society to protect cows.
The Chief Minister fed jaggery to calf with his own hands. Cow plays a crucial role from farming to providing milk to human beings in an agriculture based economy like India. He called upon the citizens to co-operate in safeguarding cow wealth.
Raman Singh expressed his satisfaction that 250 animals are protected at the Tharkhori Gau Shala with the co-operation of the local citizens. Stray cows are also looked after at the shelter which was started two years ago.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh was the first state to ban slaughter of cows and other animal belonging to its family. Under the Chhattisgarh Pashu Krurata Adhiniyam, cow slaughter and transporting beef is banned. Anyone found guilty faces up to seven years in jail and a fine of Rs 50,000 or both.