In a new order that might irk some, the first cow cabinet, which was formed back in November, has ordered that all government offices in Madhya Pradesh will only be cleaned with cow urine phenyl.
The action will replace the use of chemicals for cleaning purposes at offices. Niwas Sharma, secretary, General Administration Department (GAD) stated that the GAD released the order on Saturday to replace chemically-made phenyl with cow urine phenyl at govt. offices, reported Hindustan Times.
The officials also said that the initiative will spawn factories that will produce cow urine phenyl and thus create employment. “We generated the demand before the production. Now, people will not leave the non-milking cows abandoned. This will improve the condition of cows in Madhya Pradesh,” animal husbandry department minister Prem Singh Patel said.
The opposition in the state was quick to criticise the move. Congress MLA Kunal Chaudhary advised the government to come up with the required infrastructure before announcing such schemes and indirectly benefit the private sector.
“The government comes up with this decision without setting up any infrastructure. If the state government really wants to promote by-products of cows to improve the condition of stray cows, they should have at least started some factories in the state. Now, the demand will be fulfilled by a private company of Uttarakhand.”