Madhya Pradesh: CM Announces cow ministry

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that a Gau Mantralaya — cow ministry — will be established in the state to serve cows better. The ministry will replace the Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Evam Pashudhan Samvardhan Board.

The announcement was made in the presence of leading Jain saint Acharya Vidyasaga, who is camping in Khajuraho for Chaturmas. Chouhan’s past announcements about not letting new liquor shops or slaughterhouses to come up in the state

Chairman of executive council of the board Swami Akhileshwarnand Giri, who enjoys the status of a Cabinet minister, had recommended establishment of a separate ministry devoted to the cause of cows, citing shortage of funds in the existing arrangement.

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