First-of-its kind in the country, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon build special crematorium for stray cows, informed Mayor Alok Sharma on Thursday.
Bhopal Municipal Corporation is now looking for a piece of land so that If a cow dies an “unnatural or untimely death” in Bhopal, its last rites will be performed in an exclusive crematorium.
“A crematorium called ‘gau mukti dham’ will be built for cows in Bhopal as soon as the Municipal Corporation gets a plot,” said Sharma. The mayor added that provision to build a cow crematorium in the Madhya Pradesh capital was introduced last year by the BJP government of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Meanwhile, Animal Husbandry Minister Lakhan Singh has also directed officials to commence a drive to clear the city off stray cattle.
He has also warned the officials that the management of stray cows should be done with full sympathy. This move by the corporation is expected to bring some relief to the commuters who often become a victim of stray cows causing road accidents.
In the Congress election manifesto for Madhya Pradesh, an increase in grants for cow welfare and better facilities for stray cows had also featured.