Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar formally issued a notification for the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill at a religious function here on Thursday.
The CM, who was in his home constituency to attend public functions, released copies of the notification during the Gopashtami celebrations at Shri Krishna Gaushala here.
Last week, president Pranab Mukherjee had given his assent to the bill.
Khattar told reporters it was the first bill passed by the present BJP government in Haryana. He said the ‘Gau Seva Aayog’ under the chairmanship of Bhani Ram Mangla would be functional from today.
He also announced grant of Rs 11 lakh to Shri Krishna Gaushala from his discretionary fund.
“The bill was passed unanimously in the assembly, including three Muslim legislators who hail from Mewat. The Muslim community in Mewat and other places has also appreciated the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill and assured to provide every possible help in its implementation,” he said.
Inaugurates vegetable market
Later, Khattar inaugurated the new vegetable market at the grain market near here. The CM said the project would not only benefit the vegetable vendors but the shifting of vegetable market would ease traffic congestion in the city.
The new market has been set up at a cost of Rs 18 crore over an area of 35 acres which has 328 shops and four big sheds for vegetable vendors. Also, 22 shop-cum-flats (SCF) and 36 small booths have been constructed. Besides, facility of four parking lots, toilets, a canteen and a rest house has also been provided in the new vegetable market.
Khattar also laid the foundation stones of sewerage facilities in the recently approved 23 colonies and drains at different places in Karnal town.