The Madhya Pradesh government will form a “Gau Cabinet” for the protection and welfare of cows in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
“It has been decided to set up a ‘cabinet’ for the protection and promotion of cattle in the state,” Chouhan wrote. “Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Department will be included in the panel. The first meeting will be held on November 22 at 12 noon on Gopashtami at Gau Sanctuary, Agar Malwa.”
Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya told The Indian Express the decision to constitute a cow Cabinet was aimed at developing an alternative source of rural employment by harnessing the potential of cows and the resources available through it.