The Maharashtra government is likely to reverse the cow protection scheme

MUMBAI: The Maha (MVA) government It is likely that he will reverse another decision made by his predecessor: the Govardhan Govansh Seva Kendra (GGSK) cow protection scheme launched by the BJP-Sena alliance led by Devendra Fadnavis after a meat ban entered into force in the state. The scheme was intended to boost infrastructure in the stables (gaushalas), specially created to conserve, protect and develop livestock and offspring.

Dairy and animal husbandry minister Sunil Kedar told TOI that the current government is taking a review of the scheme.

“We have not reached any conclusion yet. The department has been asked to review the scheme and prepare a report on the amount of funds spent, the impact of the scheme and other details, ”said Kedar.

A senior official said that GGSK funds cannot be released from now on as neither the Congress nor the PCN - constituents of the MVA, along with Shiv Sena — is interested to go ahead with the scheme. A minister said that the Thackeray-led government is not in a mood to continue with the scheme also because most gaushala functionaries are linked to RSS.