ANNEX II (3)
Composition and details of tasks allocated to the five Committees set up by the National Commission on Cattle at its first meeting on 13.8.2001.
II. Cattle Laws and Legislation Committee.
Justice Ranganath Misra - Convener
Shri P. Haridas - Member
Shri A.V. Sharma - Consultant
a. To review the relevant laws of the land (Central as well as States), which relate to protection, preservation, development and well-being of cow and its progeny and suggest measures for their effective implementation.
b. To suggest legislative enactments/amendments and framing of central / interstate laws and laying down of procedure for prohibiting / regulating interstate movement of cow and its progeny on foot, by road, by rail or by road.
c. To suggest methods of national awakening and education and use of mass media for creating compassion for cow and its progeny as required by Article 51A and to effectively implement Article 47 & 48 of the Constitution.
d. Any other allied subjects.
III. Committee for Administration of Cattle Laws
Committee for Administration of Cattle Laws and to suggest ways and means to combat the problem of illegal slaughter, slaughter houses, meat export, cattle smuggling and exodus of cattle to Bangladesh and Kerala.
Shri Kesari Chand Mehta - Convener
Smt. Gohar Aziz - Member
Shri Udailal Jaroli - Consultant
a. To suggest measures for the effective implementation of all the relevant laws of the land for the protection, preservation, development and well being of cattle.
b. To suggest ways and methods and machinery for effective implementation and enforcement of these laws and to plug the loopholes by administrative measures including effective ‘pairavi’ in various courts.
c. To consider the feasibility and to suggest interstate coordinated action including constitution of interstate task force for effective implementation of cattle laws.
d. To suggest ways for stopping the camouflage and illegal methods used for export of beef and to ensure effective implementation of prohibition on export of meat and live cows and its progeny.
e. To recommend about meat export policy of the Government and the policy regarding slaughter houses so as to stop the export of meat.
f. To suggest ways for creating effective awareness for prohibiting beef eating in public places like hotels, restaurants, resorts, Government Guest Houses etc.
g. To suggest ways and methods for proper regulation of cattle markets and fairs so that animals are bought/sold for genuine agricultural and dairying purpose only.
h. Any other allied subjects.
III. Goshala, Gosadan, Pinjarapole, Pasture Land and Fodder Development Committee.
Shri Bhanwar Lal Kothari - Convener
Master Munshi Singh - Member
Shri Manchana Gunde Rao - Member
Dr. Niranjan Mishra - Consultant
1) To study the existing provisions for the maintenance of Goshalas, Gosadans, Pinjarapoles and other organisations working for protection and development of cattle and suggest measures for making them economically viable.
2) To review and suggest measures to improve the availability of feed and fodder to support the cattle population.
3) To suggest ways for making grazing land available for cattle and development of pastures and ensuring effective implementation of laws ear-marking gochar / pasture lands in various States and Centre. To also suggest how pasture land or grass of the forest can be utilised for the grazing of the cattle and how gosadans can be established in forest land by the forest department to keep stray and left over cattle in the forest.
4) Provision of Government land or land belonging to local bodies for pasture and fodder development including canals, water reservoirs and rivers.
5) To suggest ways and methods for providing relief to cow and its progeny in areas afflicted by natural calamities.
6) To suggest ways for ensuring availability of good quality fodder, medicines and vaccines at reasonable prices everywhere all the year round, establishment of fodder bands and banning of harvesting implements / practices which destroy fodder.
7) To suggest ways for establishment and strengthening of Shelters, Goshalas and Gosadans, where infirm, abandoned, stray, rescued, confiscated or seized cow and its progeny may be kept and maintained and the dung and urine etc. utilised to make it self-sustaining. Also, to suggest ways for promoting NGOs / individual farmers in this regard.
8) To suggest provisions for allotment of land and funds to various organisations working for the welfare of cattle.
9) Any other allied subjects.
IV. Cattle products, by-products and energy utilisation and research Committee.
Shri Sunil Mansinghka - Convenor
Shri Hukum Chand Sawla - Member
Dr. A.K. Dorle - Consultant
1) To study the contribution of cattle towards the Indian economy and to suggest ways and means of organizing scientific research for maximum utilization of cattle products and draught animal power in the field of nutrition and health, agriculture and energy, and to submit a comprehensive scheme in this regard to the Central Government.
2) To study how and by what methods cow and its progeny can be made economically self-reliant and commercially profitable and suggest the ways and methods for the following:
i) Use of cow dung, urine, milk and milk products for bio-fertilizers, medicines, pesticides, energy, electricity.
ii) Promotion of organic farming and marketing/export of such agricultural and horticultural produce at higher prices.
iii) Development and use of bullock-driven tractors, carts, pumps, generators and other implements.
iv) Constitution of high-level Government research centres and promotion of Institutions and NGOs for the above.
3) To suggest Government’s involvement and use of mass media and other ways and methods to promote the above utilisation of cow dung and cow urine, organic farming and bullock-driven implements.
4) To establish the economic utility of the cow/bullock for the family and goshalas for the community.
5) To build up the rural development process centered around the cow and its progeny by running agriculture and rural industry on cow dung, urine, milk and milk products and draught power of the bullock.
6) To suggest ways and methods and Government machinery for utilisation of the cow after natural death by immediate deskinning and processing of the carcasses and to suggest ways for imposition of strict ban on use of cow leather and other products of slaughtered animals.
7) Any other allied subjects.
V. Breed improvement and preservation Committee
Shri Laxmi Narain Modi - Convener
Shri K. L. Godha - Member
(Note: On resignation of Shri Modi, Shri Godha was made the Convener. There was no Consultant and the Report of this Committee was prepared by the Member Secretary).
1) To promote and improve Indian breeds and establish the nutritive value of their milk and draught power of their bullocks as compared to the foreign breeds.
2) To study and review the functioning of animal husbandry departments of various States / Centre to ensure proper breeding, medical, certification policies / procedures etc.
3) To study and give suitable recommendation about embryo transplant, artificial insemination, natural service, castration etc.
4) Any other allied subjects.