Mr. K.R. Niranjan DT. 2nd October, 2007
DY. Commissioner & Collector
Reg: Allotment of 4Hectare (10 Acre) of Land in Madekeri for establishment of Gaushala ( Animal shelter)- Request for
Akhil Karnataka Gauraksha Sangh ® is serving speechless animals since more than a decade registered under Karnataka Societies Act vide Regn. No. 56/99 and recognized by Animal Welfare Board of India, Govt. of India vide Recon. No. KA-12/99. It has its members from whole Karnataka. Our Mercara Committee is functioning under the leadership of Sri Shivprasad Advocate . On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti our Committee has resolved to approach your good self, here as under
Kodagu, with Area:25,5854,102 sq. km Population:app.3 million as the people of this little district in Karnataka call their land, is a different facet of India: unsullied, beautiful, green, and exciting with the lovely blue Sahyadari Mountains, dense forested valleys, gurgling mountain streams and waterfalls. With 3 Taluks, 16 Hobli, 98 Gram Panchayats 291 Inhabited villages but very less Live stock population i.e. Cattle 11616, Buffalo 31616, Sheep 416, Goat 4472, Kodagu population is deprived of quality milk and food & milking animal.The above facts shows that Animal : human ratio has gone to alarming lowest level.
Due to nearness of Kerala where more than 82% population is estimated as meat eater, we can see tremendous illegal transportation of Cattle on foot and by transport every day. Many times, Police hesitate to book the offenders as there is no animal shelter to accept seized animals. Under Swarna Karnataka Gothali Scheme also we could not find any beneficiary in Kodgu District
The solution is only one and that is to establish a Gaushala (Animal Shelter). Akhil Karnataka Gauraksha Sangh ® through its Kodgu District Committee is desirous of establishment of a Modern animal shelter (Gaushala) in Kodgu District. We have required expertise, man power and commitment from valuable donors and can avail upto RS. 25.00 Lacs under central government scheme for construction of shelter & RS.5.00 Lacs for purchase of ambulance apart from regular maintenance grant.
To have animal shelter to accommodate app. 500 speechless animals 4 Hectare land is the 1st and prime necessity. On behalf of speechless animals and animal lovers of Kodgu District, we are knocking your doors SIR, for the kind allotment of 4 Hectare LAND on lease/ sale in Madikeri to enable us to establish Animal Shelter (Gaushala).
We assure your kind honor the establishment & commencement of functioning of Animal Shelter (Gaushala)with in 6 months of taking possession of land. and the same will be utilized only for providing shelter to rescued, old, injured, incapacitated dumb animals and also as a breed improvement centre & training center for rural population & women entrepreneurs interested in self employment by animal preservation and utilization of animal products like milk, dung and urine.
We will be glad to submit information, if any, desired & hope to receive your kind favor of allotment of land at the earliest.
With warm regards
Yours in service to speechless animals
Dr. S.K. MITTAL State President
Akhil Karnataka Gauraksha Sangh ®
(Helping hands are more holier than speaking lips)