Kamdhenu Aayog charts roadmap to make gaushalas profit-making units

September 30, 2020
‘Gaushalas’ or cow shelters, have been known to be places where abandoned or other cows are housed and fed, as the cow is revered in the country. Earlier this month, the state government announced a Rs 100 crore assistance to ‘panjrapols’, after representations that donations to cow shelters had dried up because of Covid-19 pandemic and organizations were struggling to feed the cattle. But this perception of `gaushalas’ being just places of service for cattle might change soon. The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), a body constituted by the government of India, has asked Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) to prepare an action plan, where entrepreneurship models can be implemented across gaushalas to make them professionally managed profitable bodies even as several products of commercial value are made from the cow.