Chhattisgarh will be home to a cow sanctuary
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh government will
set up the state’s first cow sanctuary at Jhalar village in Bemetara district,
state agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal announced in Vidhan Sabha.
Replying to a debate on budgetary
demands of his department, the minister said details of the proposed cow
sanctuary were being worked out.
Agrawal said state government was
keen to promote organic cultivation and it plans to take it up in an area of
more than 20,000 hectares. Ruling BJP legislator Devji Bhai Patel raised the
issue of migration of people from tribal areas because of fear of Maoists.
The government maintained that there
were displacement but they had not migrated.
Patel sought to know district wise
details of migration. However, home minister Ramsewak Paikra's reply did not
satisfy the senior BJP leader, who alleged the administration was not aware of
the ground reality.