North MCD earns Rs 38 lakh by auctioning stray buffaloes
As part of a drive to check the menace of stray animals, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) has earned a revenue of Rs 38 lakh by auctioning stray buffaloes caught in the current year. A total of 1939 animals, including cows and buffaloes, were caught between April 1 and October 31 this year.
While the cows and calves were sent to gaushalas (cowpens), the buffaloes were auctioned and a revenue of Rs 38.02 lakh was earned, Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation PK Gupta, said.
The civic body has also taken up steps to check the menace of stray dogs in areas under its jurisdiction. The steps taken include the establishment of four sterilisation centres at Rohini, Timarpur, Udyog Vihar and Shraddhanand Marg, a municipal officer said.
Two non-government organisations have been given a contract to catch street dogs and sterlise them, and a total of 2,312 dogs were caught and sterilised till September 31 this year, he said. The civic body has also caught 200 monkeys and relocated them to Bhati Mines reserve. Efforts have also been made to hire monkey catchers on contract, but the response has not been encouraging, the officer added.