For the first time, a one-of-a-kind cattle war room has been set up by the Karnataka government. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa recently launched a war room for animal welfare in Bengaluru which will provide aid to cattle breeders and dairy farmers to increase the health and productivity of livestock in the state.
This animal welfare war room has been set up at the Commissionerate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (CAHVS). The authorities have also set up an animal welfare helpline number at the CAHVS claiming to be at an expense of Rs 45 lakh.
According to the officials, the helpline will work round the clock and aims to protect livestock against diseased, natural disasters and human-caused harm and cruelty.
Complaints, queries or suggestions can be sent via telephone, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, e-mail and daily statistics will be published on the department website, authorities added.
CM Yediyurappa said that animal husbandry has a huge contribution to the country’s GDP while stressing the importance of cattle.
Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chavan claimed the war room, in a way, has brought animal welfare service to the farmers’ doorstep.
Courtesy: India Today