Stating that the Haryana electricity department is running at a profit of around Rs 1,500 crore, Minister of Electricity and Prisons Ranjit Singh Chautala announced that government cow shelters would be provided with electricity at Rs 2 per unit.
Singh, who was in Tauru to inaugurate a hydroponic fodder plant at Kamdhenu Ayurvedic Wellness Institute in the village of Bissar-Akbarpur on Sunday, said that in the past few months, electricity line loss has been reduced by 2 per cent, leading to the profit.
“The goal of the state government is to provide the people of the state with uninterrupted and affordable electricity,” a communication from the government stated.
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Singh observed the Kamdhenu Ayurvedic Wellness Institute and cow shelter and also fed green fodder and jaggery to Kamdhenu cows. He said that the Haryana government formulated several policies for cow shelters. The Haryana Cow Service Commission has been established and new laws have been enacted for cow protection. The government provides financial assistance to manage feed and other aspects of cow shelters.
Dr S P Gupta, the founder of Kamdhenu Ayurvedic Wellness Institute, welcomed the electricity minister and explained that green fodder is produced in hydroponic fodder plants as sprouted grains for cows, which makes cow’s milk pure and nutritious, benefiting the health of cows. The hydroponic fodder plant fulfils the fibre and protein requirements for cows, he said, also providing information about the annual activities of the cow shelter.
In June this year, the government brought out a cow cess accounting for Rs 5 per liquor bottle. The revenue from cow cess will reportedly be used for several infrastructure projects for the welfare of cows.