Protests held by gaushala and panjrapole managements in Deesa taluka of Banaskantha district, demanding fodder for the cattle and financial help from the government to run them.
Fodder assistance announced by the state government during last year’s flood which is not fulfilled. Gaushalas and panjrapoles are not receiving any government financial assistance, neither any fodder.
Alpesh Thakore, Congress and OBC Ekta Manch will join the protests and hold a dharma outside the SDM office in Deesa,” added Thakor.
The protests by gaushala and panjrapole managements, who have sought more financial help from the government over increasing costs in running cow shelters, intensified after Banaskantha district administration’s May 5 order imposing ban on cattles on the streets.
According to managing trustee of Federation of Banaskantha Gaushala and Panjrapole “The major issue is of fodder. With number of donors declining and no financial assistance from the government, we are finding it difficult to feed our cattle. We cannot see them dying in our sheds, so we had requested to take them out on roads.”