Telangana High Court asked the State Govt. to provide adequate funds to the Goshalas through the State Animal Welfare Board
Telangana High Court
In this case a PIL was filed seeking direction to the state government to make provision for green grass, feed and fodder besides medicines for the cows and other animals housed in the state Goshalas and to allocate funds for the Goshalas. The court asked the state to provide adequate funds for the Goshalas. The case was Bharatiya Prani Mitra Sangh V/S The State of Telangana and another [W.P. (PIL) No.105 of 2020]. The case was presided by THE HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE UJJAL BHUYAN AND THE HON’BLE SRI JUSTICE C.V.BHASKAR REDDY.
Facts of the case
- Bharatiya Prani Mitra Sangh filed PIL seeking a direction to the state government to make provision for green grass, feed and fodder besides medicines for the cows and other animals housed in the state goshalas and to allocate funds for the Goshalas.
- A counter affidavit was filed the state government informed the court that there are about 136 Goshalas in the state of Telangana housing 38,229 cattle. Insofar Hyderabad City is concerned, there are about 40 Goshalas with approx. 25,000 cattle housed therein.
- It was further informed to the court that the Goshalas are normally established by any person, trust, board, NGO, etc, and are maintained by funds generated through donations etc.
The court also noted that the Telangana Govt. had constituted the Telangana State Animal Welfare Board for a period of Three Years with effect from April 30, 2019, to support Goshalas and other animal shelters functioning in the state and to advise them on the improvement of their activities.
The court said that the 3 years had expired and neither the State Animal Welfare Board had been reconstitued nor its term was extended. The court asked the state govt. to provide adequate funds to the Goshalas for their welfare.
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