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BMC notices to 85 dairy owners

FOLLOWING POOR response from dairy owners, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities have served notices to 85 dairy owners telling them to shift out of the City to Malikhedi. Last year, the BMC had declared Bhopal City as cattle free zone.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 14:20 IST

FOLLOWING POOR response from dairy owners, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities have served notices to 85 dairy owners telling them to shift out of the City to Malikhedi. Last year, the BMC had declared Bhopal City as cattle free zone.

The BMC has developed 122 plots at Malikhedi cattle complex, which is being developed on 45 acre. A total number of 332 plots would be developed here in different phases. So far, the BMC has spent an amount of over Rs one crore for developing the infrastructure for water supply, electricity etc at Malikhedi.

A couple of months back, the BMC invited dairy owners to book a plot at Malikhedi cattle complex. However, only three dairy owners have responded to the BMC’s call. Now, the BMC administration has served notices to the other dairy owners.

Initially, the BMC administration will shift dairies situated in the vicinity of Upper Lake and Lower Lake. There are 765 dairies situated in the State Capital. Of these, about 100 dairies are situated in the vicinity of these lakes.

According to gazette notification declaring Bhopal City as cattle free zone, the cattle keeping would be allowed only in the areas including village Pipalner, Bairagarh Kalan, Bhainsakhedi, half of south area of Goragaon, Barkhedi Khurd, Barkhedi Kalan, Khuda Ganj, Chhaoni, Chandanpur, Jatkhedi, Misrod, Amrawat Khurd, Bagh Mughalia, Barkheda Pathani, Khajuri Khurd, Khajuri Kalan, Kokta (leaving Transport Nagar area), Hathaikheda, Narela Sankri, Dam Kheda, Maholi, Khejda Baramad, Malikhedi, Rasla Khedi, Badwai, Rusalli and Palasi.

Earlier, the notification of prohibiting cattle keeping in some City areas was issued in 1976. In the same year, a cattle complex was developed at village Kokta. However, the project failed as the BMC could not force the dairy owners to shift their dairies to Kokta cattle complex.