While the stray cattle menace has plagued the village of
Navelim, the panchayat has written to the department of animal husbandry for
geo-tagging of all cattle in the village.
Sarpanch Vilma D’Silva said that the panchayat has
written to the department to come to the village for a joint meeting to find a
solution to the cattle menace. The cattle are left in the open for grazing and
it often squats on the road posing a threat to motorists.
She said that nobody takes responsibility for the cattle
but once the cattle are impounded the owners claim that the cattle have been
illegally taken away.
She said the panchayat has been seeking help from NGOs to
impound the stray cattle however there is a financial burden each time to
transport the cattle. Hence it was resolved at the gram sabha to geo-tag all
the cattle which will help in identifying the cattle owners.
She said that the panchayat is in the process to identify
land to set up a cattle pound however the process will take some time.
The gram sabha members had earlier suggested colour code
tagging of the owners however it was later decided to call the officials from
the department of animal husbandry for a meeting.
Source:: The Navhind Times