Pinjarapole Goshala (cow shelter) was established in 1885 A.D. in vill- Juljul in Hazaribag district as a charity organization to save the cow specially those who are old, not milching, weak and rescued from the slaughter houses.
At present 794 cows are there, of which 142 only are milching. The rest are medically ill, barren or calves.
Revenue and finance :
The expenditure incurred in the maintenance of labourer, staff, cattle feeds etc, are met mostly by donation and partially by income from milking cows. Presently as per the order of supreme court dated 26-10-2005 banning of cow slaughtering is declared legal and consequently from year 2011 state government has notified and implemented it. This has resulted in the police being active and catching the vehicles carrying cows meant for slaughtering. Police hand over these cows to nearby goshala resulting the number of cows rising day by day, putting a lot of financial burden in their up-keeping. However the goshala committee is trying its best to arrange their feeding and other requirements. It needs money. This is our humble request to all cow loving persons and who has a little faith in mother cow to come forward and contribute as much as possible to save the cows.
There are 24 cow sheds in the campus. All the cowsheds are made of concrete and on both sides are covered by brick wall.
The cowsheds are built in an area of 13 acres near Mt. Juljul. The campus is enclosed by boundary walls made of brick on all the four sides.
To use the cow dung and meet the energy requirement a cow dung gas plant is installed that meets quarter of the electricity requirement.
Stock keeping unit:
Size 90X45X15 Ft, with a capacity of keeping 2500 tonnes of wheat chaff.
Size 33X33X12 Ft used to keep Bichali.
Size 70X20X15 Ft it houses two machines to cut the chaff using electricity.
Veterinary doctors and other experts visit the premises regularly to perform the medical health check-up and provide treatment to the sick cows. It has a good stock of medicine and is used to treat the cows from adjoining villages additionally.
To house all the staff and workers, campus housing facility has been provided in 26 resident homes.
To supply the cows with good potable water, there are 2 wells with diesel pumps and a storage tank of size 21X21X10 ft.
5 hectares of land are available as grazing ground for the cows.
There are 30-40 full time workers to take care of the cows.
Under the Animal Cruelty Act the SPCA vigilantes provide the rescued cows, saved en-route the slaughter houses, to our Goshalas. Last year 300 cows were brought to the Goshala out of which 60 were rescued from the slaughter houses.
Revenue and Finance:
The expenditure incurred in the maintenance of labours, staff, cattle feeds etc are met mostly by donation and partially by income from milching cows. Presently as per the order of Supreme Court dated 26-10-2005 cow slaughtering is banned and declared illegal, which the state government has notified and implemented since 2011. As a result, the police have become active and vigilant in catching the vehicles that carry the cows for slaughtering. The police hand over these cows to the nearby Goshala that result in the number of cows to rise exponentially day by day. This put in a lot of financial burden in the up-keeping of non productive cows.
Current monthly expenditure comes around Rupee 6-7 Lacs per month, i.e. Rupees 70-80 Lacs annually. However, the Goshala committee is trying its best to arrange for their feeding and other requirements. It is our humble request to all the cow loving persons and the ones who have a little faith in our mother cow to come forward and contribute as much as possible to save the cows. The mother cow needs your money. Your donation will be exempted from Income tax by government of India under section 80G by the order of director of income tax.