The Amdavad Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee has approved a new policy against the stray cattle menace.
Individual Cattle owners will need to take permits for keeping cattle. The term of the permit shall be three years. The license fee will cost Rs. 500 in addition to Rs. 250 permit fee. The permit will need to be renewed one month before the end of the term. After that Rs. 100 late fee shall be effective. Each cattle owner will need to pay Rs. 200 registration fee. Panjrapol, and Gaushala which are registered under the Public Charitable Trust Act will also need to obtain a license. They shall be waived from paying license and permit fees.
For those cattle owners who bring cattle from outside the city limits, they shall require to register it within one month and complete the process of applying RFID chip and tag and take a permit and license. Each cattle in the city will need to have an RFID chip and tag. It will cost Rs. 200 per cattle for the first two months and later Rs. 1000 charge after the end of the two months limit. If RFID chips and tags are not applied to cattle after the implementation of the policy, the cattle will be seized and caged and will not be released. It will be taken out of the city. For any reason if the tag is damaged or broken, then Rs. 500 charges will be levied for re-tagging in addition to fines and charges for fodder and administrative fee.
Cattle owners who don’t have space will need to take cattle outside the city within a maximum of two months period at their own cost.
The responsibility of stray cattle shall be completely on their owners. If any citizen suffers from stray cattle, then civil/criminal procedure can be initiated against the owner for compensation.