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1. Punjab government with the efforts of Punjab Gau Sewa Commission has decided to construct district level cattle pounds on 15-25 acres of land for addressing the problem of stray cattle. The construction work is at different stages and work of shifting of stray cows has been started. The govt. has also constituted District Animal Welfare Societies under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners for the management of these pounds. The representatives of concerned govt. deptt. and gaushalas and other non govt. organizations associated with cow welfare have also been taken in these societies. The society will make arrangements for keeping upto 2000 animals in each cattle pound and will take care of these animals. The society may also takes steps to construct more sheds, if needed.

2. Punjab Gau Sewa Commission has sent suggestions for improving the performance of cattle pounds to the government.

3. This commission has also sent a detailed report regarding the measures adopted by other Indian states for the solution of stray cattle.

4. By the end of  FY 2019-20 , total 435 gaushalas have been registered under Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Act, 2014 . The gaushalas present in the state are being run with aid from public and other non govt. organizations. Animal Husbandry Deptt. is providing required veterinary services to the animals kept in these gaushalas. The gaushalas are also being given financial aid as per availability of funds.

5. The gaushalas are given tubewell connections on priority basis and they are also being exempted stamp duty at the time of registry.

6. The department of Local Government has issued notification for collection of cow cess in many municipal corporations and councils. The money thus collected will be used for cow welfare activities in the state.

7. To ensure cow protection in the state,  Police Deptt, has established District Cow Protection Cells in each district which are headed by SP or DySP level officers as nodal officers.

8. The govt. has also nominated Veterinarians/Officers working in the Animal Husbandry Department, as Animal Welfare Officers at district, tehsil and civil veterinary hospital level.

9. Animal Husbandry Department. is implementing various state and central govt., schemes for the welfare and development of cows under the guidance of Punjab Gau Sewa Commission.

10. As per revenue records 3912 acres of gochar/go-charand land has been identified in the state. The commission is making all efforts to put this land to use to create financial resources for addressing the problem of stray cattle and other cow welfare activities.

11. Honorable Cabinet has given approval to declare Punjab Gau Sewa Commission a charitable organization.

12. Punjab Gau Sewa Commission has held regular meetings during the year with officers of different departments at different levels for the monitoring of cow welfare activities.

13. Five departments namely. Animal Husbandry, Local Govt., Rural Development, Police and Civil Administration are involved in cow welfare and protection activities in the state. This commission has monitored and coordinated the working of these departments by holding regular meetings with their officers at different levels, besides inviting them to its governing body meetings held quarterly. 

14. Punjab Gau Sewa Commission has played a very proactive role during lockdown imposed in the state due to COVID-19 pandemic. Every grievance of gaushalas was addressed promptly by the commission by timely coordination with all concerned departments. This commission is only an Advisory/Supervisory body.

15. All the gaushalas in the state have been sent Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for ensuring better care of animals kept in them.

16. Arrangements have been made for treatment of injured cows in Veterinary Poly-Clinics on priority basis.

17. Promotion of Desi breeds of cows in the state.

18. Gau Bhalai Camps were held with the help of Animal Husbandry Department in various Gaushalas/cattle pounds.