The Karnataka government has appointed Kannada star Sudeep as the brand ambassador for its ‘’Punyakoti Dattu Yojana’, cattle adoption scheme.
Cows are significant to India’s heritage and society. In the olden days, almost every house had a cowshed. However, with the rapid urbanization people have lost the luxury of rearing cows in their homes. Abandonment of cows by farmers in financial hardship and illegal slaughtering has resulted in loss of native cow breeds.
Thus, the Government of Karnataka brought in the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act 2021 to preserve and ensure protection of abandoned, rescued, confiscated, sick and injured cattle, the Government is setting up goshalas in every district in addition to providing financial assistance to private Goshalas.
As the next step in the endeavour to preserve our cattle wealth, the Government has announced the ‘Punyakoti Dattu Yojane’, a unique programme to give an opportunity for the people to join hands with the Government to care for our cows and make our goshalas ‘atma-nirbhar’.
This portal is a platform for you to ‘adopt a cow’, ‘donate to a goshala’ and ‘feed a cow’.
Adopt a cow – You can provide for
- Nutritional supplements, and
- Health checks and medicines
You can contribute Rs 11,000/ cow. You can also choose the duration varying from 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or a year, up to 5 years.
Donate to a goshala – You can donate to Goshalas to help:
- Meet their maintenance costs like washing of cows and disinfection of premises
- Development of infrastructure like cowsheds, water harvesting structures, etc
- Enabling research and development of eco-friendly products made from cow dung and cow urine.
Feed a cow – You can opt to sponsor fodder for a cow for one day!