Officers warned of disciplinary action

Minister for Animal Husbandry Prabhu Chavan said the government will take action against officers responsible for the poor maintenance of Amrit Mahal Kaval at Rayasamudra. The disciplinary action would be taken against two officers responsible for negligence in maintaining the centre.

He spoke to presspersons during his visit to Amrit Mahal conservation centres at Rayasamudra and Bidare Kaval in Hassan on Friday. “The government is committed to conserve native cattle breeds. Enough measures will be taken to develop centres meant for the conservation of the breed,” he said. As many as 230 cattle were made to stay in a heap of slurry for several days at Rayasamudra Amrit Mahal Kaval. Following media reports, the cattle were shifted to Bidare Kaval last week. The Minister said there was a need for construction of sheds and officers quarters at the centres. Officers have been asked to work out a proposal for the comprehensive development of the centres for the conservation of the breed.

C.N. Balakrishna, Shravanabelagola MLA, who visited the centre at Rayasamudra, said there was enough fodder for cattle but no staff to look after the animals there. The government should focus on clearing encroachments as well, he said.

Similarly, K.M. Shivalinge Gowda, Arsikere MLA, who accompanied the Minister during his visit to Bidare Kaval, said the centre could accommodate only 50 heads of cattle. The government should construct sheds to accommodate at least 150.

Commissioner of Veterinary Department S.R. Natesh, Deputy Director of Amrit Mahal Breed Conservation Centre at Ajjampura Ramesh Kumar and others were present.

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