Mega campaign by VMSS to make city cattle menace free
Police and VMC teams will jointly work to curb the menace
A Mega campaign will be started by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan to make the city cattle menace free. Police and VMC team will jointly work to curb the menace. RFID tagging will be completed in next one month as part of the campaign and cattle keepers who fails to do that will not be spared, as told by the mayor in a press conference.
Vadodara witness many incidents of accidents and even deaths due to cattle menace on city roads. With an aim to make the city cattle free, a mega campaign will be started by the VMSS teams in coming days. A joint meeting attended by MP, MLA's, Municipal Commissioner, Police Commissioner, Collector, Standing Committee Chairman and other officials is held to discuss the plan of action.
"As per survey around 2000 families are living in Vadodara keeping 19 to 20,000 cattles with them. In the meeting we decide to work jointly on to make the city cattle menace free. In next 30 days we set target for RFID tagging of cattles left and urge the keepers to complete. Police and VMSS teams will jointly work on to catch the cattles roam freely on roads. Five teams will be working day and night in shifts for the work, " Said Keyur Rokadia Mayor Vadodara.
He added that the caught cattles are kept at cattle ponds and then shifted to panjrapole. Sometimes owners don't turn up to claim the cattles, so they increase the amount to 3000 one time payment for such animals. Collector has assigned land at Khatamba, Jambuva, Karodiya and Chhani for cattles and they will make arrangements to use the areas. He also said that in case of negligence, attack and loss of life reported due to cattles, police can take action as per rules including PASA to the responsible.
A meeting of cattle keepers is also called by the VMSS to listen to their queries and implement the campaign effectively. Mayor said they set a target of 15 days to make Vadodara cattle menace free but all will be decide after the meeting with cattle keepers.