‘Rescue Ma’ is a division of ‘Welfare One‘ foundation; It focuses on the protection & well-being of both indigenous & exotic cattle breeds by creating innovative solutions to modern dairy farming. As part of this initiative, we have set up a progressive dairy farm called ‘Nirvi Gau Sadan‘ which is a cradle of all these innovations.
‘Nirvi Gau Sadan’ i.e. ‘Nirvi Cow Shelter’ is a modern & innovative cow shelter which was set up in the year 2016 under the guidance of Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA), Uttarakhand. It is strategically located on the Dehradun – Rishikesh highway around 1.5 kms from Dehradun airport.
Considering that in a ‘dairy’ the focus is solely on milk & milk products, we consciously decided to change our name from ‘Delhi Dairy Farm’ to ‘Nirvi Gau Sadan’ in 2017 to make it consistent with our values & mission of rearing the cows with utmost care & respect that they deserve; not to treat them as milk giving machines but like mothers who nurture us & give us the best food available on this planet. Also, to look beyond milk & utilize even cow manure & urine for the benefit of our society.
In our farm, cows, bulls and calves are looked after with great care and love. They are never sold to slaughter houses or abandoned even when they become old. They are maintained till the end of their lives very happily.
We take utmost care in providing the best of class feed & fodder to cattle. Pure, wholesome & balanced feed is being created under the guidance of scientists/doctors from the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Dhakrani, Dehradun. Best hybrid variety of seasonal fodder is grown on the farm. Mineral mixture & urea molasses mineral block are given to cows to provide all the macro & micro nutrients necessary for optimum milk yield, reproductive productivity & overall health.
We have scientifically designed the cow shed to make sure that it is comfortable for the cows, easy to clean & maintain, has good ventilation, receives ample sunlight in winters & has excellent protection from flies & insects.
We employ experienced vets for any medical exigency; we also conduct regular de-worming & vaccination of our cows – Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD), Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) & Black Quarter (BQ).
What People Say
“Nirvi Cow Shelter is sincere in its attempts to find solutions to sustainability issues faced by small farmers, and to alleviate the suffering faced by stray and discarded cows and bulls.”
– Kamal Didi