The Chief Development Officer of Mathura, Shri Manish Kumar Verma, visited the Panchayati Gaushala recently. The Panchayati Gaushala happens to be one of the oldest gaushalas of Vrindavan. The gaushala has a cow hospital as well and this impressed him. While he was touring the gaushala, Shri Radha Krishna Pathak, the secretary of the gaushala, Shri Champa Lal Bhuwalka, the joint secretary and Jagannath Poddar, the advisor to the gaushala also joined him.
The gaushala is doing a remarkable job by housing the old and sick cows who are abandoned by their owners when they stop lactating. As of date, there are about 1500 indigenous cows of different breeds that have received shelter at the gaushala. They also grow organic green fodder on fertile land. This is brought to the gaushala everyday in trucks and fed to the cows. In future, they plan to provide the fodder to other gaushalas as well.
Mr. Bhuwalka said that the dream is to make the gaushala self sustainable. They are working towards having a bio gas plant installed which will produce vermi compost organic manure and pesticides made of cow urine. All they need is a little government support. The chief development officer assured them that all the help possible will be provided from the District Agriculture Department and the District Administration.