Guidelines for goushala

Guidelines for goushala

Objectives or Functions of Goushala – For the fulfillment of purpose of cow welfare a goushala should work on following objectives –
• Rescue and treatment activities
  • To provide shelter and home to homeless cows and calves roaming on streets.
  • Rescue of injured and sick cows and their treatment and medical care.
  • Routine vaccination of cows against various diseases to control and eradication of infectious diseases.
• Fodder production and grassland development activities
  • To grow various green and dry fodder for cows in land available with goushala.
  • Development of gochar, wasteland for fodder production by planting various grasses and fodder trees.
  • Collection and Production of seeds of various grasses and green fodder and their distribution to other goushala and needy people.
  • Preservation of green fodder for lean period by using techniques like silage making and hay making.
  • Rain water harvesting and use of various techniques of irrigation like drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation for efficient utilization of water.
• Research activities
  • Research on Panchagvya.
  • Preparation of panchgavya and cow urine based medicines and their trials to judge their efficacy in the treatment of human diseases.
  • To do work on preparation of cow dung and urine based fertilizers and pesticides for agriculture and do trials to judge their efficacy and use.
  • To work on efficient use of biogas.
  • To develop new techniques to enhance the use of cow dung and urine based products.
• Extension activities
  • Promotion and marketing of panchgavya and other cow dung and urine based products in the society.
  • To encourage local farmers for adoption of cow based farming.
  • To create awareness in the society about the welfare of cows and use of cow dung and urine based by various methods like nukkad natak, distribution of leaflets, posters, organization of seminars and trainings and establishment of stalls of cow dung and urine products with awareness posters in local haats, cattle fairs, farmers fairs or religious fairs.
  • To impart training for preparations of various cow dung and urine based products to local unemployed youth, women and local farmers.
• Conservation activities
  • To promote conservation of only native regional indian germplasm of cow in goushala with purpose of conservation of nature and biodiversity (As different regional breeds are integral part of our nature and biodiversity) not for purpose of promotion of milk.
  • To encourage local farmers for adoption of cow based farming.
  • To create awareness in the society about the welfare of cows and use of cow dung and urine based by various methods like nukkad natak, distribution of leaflets, posters, organization of seminars and trainings and establishment of stalls of cow dung and urine products with awareness posters in local haats, cattle fairs, farmers fairs or religious fairs.
  • To impart training for preparations of various cow dung and urine based products to local unemployed youth, women and local farmers.
Guidelines
  • Record keeping
  • Every Animal present in goushala or coming out of goushala should have a unique identification number with a code of goushala so that one can know that this animal belongs to that particular goushala. For identification purpose in goushala tattooing with tagging or tattooing with neck band method is prefered because the animal may lose the tag or neck band after sometime and tattooed numbers are permanent so we can repeat the same identification number back to animal after confirming from tattooed numbers.
  • Following records should be maintained at goushala for better management and quick analysis of condition of goushala
    • Stock register for permanent items available in goushala.
    • Stock register for Consumable items like Various feed and fodders, medicines and other consumable items.
    • Animal registration register – For registration of animals in goushal

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