Dehradun, July 27: The state of Uttarakhand is leaving no stone unturned to provide the state with as much facilities as possible. Patanjali is the fastest growing FMCG company in India. It is valued at ₹30 billion in 2015-16. Teaming up with Patanjali Yogpeeth, Uttarakhand government will set up a gau dham, a “world-class” facility to “promote cow protection”. The gau dham will focus on the formulation and sale of products from cows, including milk and urine, said Ramdev.
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat tweeted by announcing, “Patanjali will buy produce worth Rs 1000crores directly from farmers of Uttarakhand.”The collaboration of Patanjali and Uttarakhand government is going to create employment and development for the state. After a meeting with Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat, Ramdev said, “The gau dham will be a world-class facility and work on it is expected to begin by year-end.” “We are witnessing a struggle between gau taskar (cow smugglers) and gau rakshak (cow protectors). The struggle today has become central to the country’s politics. However, neither the smugglers have stopped, nor can the protectors follow a correct model towards cow protection,” Ramdev said hinting at cow vigilantism.
Along with Swami Ramdev was present Acharya Balkrishna (M.D of Patanjali Yogpeeth) at the discussion meeting. Balkrishna pressed on the subject of tourism in Uttarakhand. He said, “Uttarakhand should become a famous tourist destination in India along with the title of ‘Organic Herbal state’.”