Bhopal: Minimum 100 cows, land, building and sufficient arrangement for drinking water is mandatory for registration of new Goushalas in the state. Goushala Samiti must possess minimum one acre land in its ownership. This decision was taken in a meeting of Madhya Pradesh Pashudhan and Gou-Samvardhan Board held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya. Chouhan issued directives to hold international workshop on importance of Indian cow so that information on research being carried out in various countries should be accessible to all. Moreover, Chouhan directed the officials for preparing an action plan to encourage farmers involved in organic farming towards maximum use of cow dung and pesticides made of cow urine.

It was informed in the meeting that 1.41 lakh cow progenies are being taking care in Goushalas in the state. Deliberations on increasing boards budget, increasing income source and issues related to management of Gou-Abhyaran Anusandhan evam Utpadan Kendra Susner took place in the meeting. Also discussion for making advisory board of experts regarding activities of Board, for preparing marketing policy of organic fertilizer and on proposal to give scholarship for research on indigenous cow progeny in post graduate course of veterinary science held in the meeting.

Minister of State for Animal Husbandry Antar Singh Arya, Vice Chairman of the Board Swami Akhileshwaranand Maharaj, Board Members, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Additional Chief Secretary Home KK Singh, Agriculture Production Commissioner PC Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Rajesh Rajora, Managing Director of Mandi Board Rakesh Shrivastava and Principal Secretaries of concerned departments were present in the meeting.