New Schemes for Animal Welfare, Odisha

To ensure welfare of the stray animals in the state

Odisha state government has come up with new scheme for animal welfare under which new goshalas/ cattle shelters will be set up and veterinary healthcare infrastructure will be developed with the help of financial assistance provided by the state government. These schemes focus on ensuring welfare of stray animals in the state. Implementation of these schemes will be done under Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department and State Animal Welfare Board through District Society. For setting up new goshalas/ cattle shelters the state government will provide a one-time capital grant in between Rs. 16 lakhs to 52 lakhs based on the cattle shelter capacity. For developing the veterinary health care infrastructure, the state government will provide a financial assistance of a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs.

Overview:

SchemesNew Schemes for Animal Welfare
Schemes UnderOdisha Government
Introduced ByFisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo
Implementing BodiesFisheries and Animal Resources Development Department and State Animal Welfare Board
BeneficiariesStray animals in the state
Major ObjectiveTo ensure welfare of the stray animals in the state

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of these schemes is to ensure welfare of stray animals in the state.
  • All the stray, abandoned or deserted cattle and other animals will be covered under these schemes.
  • Under the scheme, for setting up new goshalas/ cattle shelters the state government will provide a one-time capital grant in between Rs. 16 lakhs to 52 lakhs based on the cattle shelter capacity.
  • For developing the veterinary health care infrastructure, the state government will provide a financial assistance of a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs under the scheme.
  • These schemes intend to provide shelter as well as provide good health care facilities to the stray animals in the state.
  • It will ensure proper care of stray animals thereby ensuring their welfare.

Key Points:

  • Odisha government has come up with new schemes for animal welfare in the state.
  • These schemes aim at ensuring welfare of all the stray animals in the state.
  • Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo provided the scheme details.
  • Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department will be the implementing authority for these schemes.
  • Implementation will be done by the department with Urban Local Bodies, District Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), State Animal Welfare Board and NGOs involved in animal welfare.
  • This scheme will be implemented throughout the state with a focus on the urban areas wherein stay cattle is found in municipal corporations, municipalities and NACs and State Animal Welfare Board through District Society.
  • Under this initiative the state government will provide financial assistance for setting up new goshalas/ cattle shelters and developing veterinary healthcare infrastructure in the state.
  • For setting up new goshalas, one time capital grant in between Rs. 16 lakhs to 52 lakhs based on the cattle shelter capacity will be provided by the state government to the non-government voluntary organizations into animal welfare.
  • Interested institutions can submit proposals for the same to the Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) in each district.
  • For improving veterinary healthcare infrastructure and services financial assistance of a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs will also be provided by the state government
  • With the implementation of these schemes the state government tends to will ensure proper care and welfare of stray, destitute, abandoned, sick animals in the state.

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