Yogi Adityanath govt to open 'gaushalas' to tackle problem of stray cows across Uttar Pradesh in phased manner

Mathura: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the state government is preparing a plan to open cowsheds to tackle the problem of stray cows.

Laying the foundation stone of Mahamana "Gau Gram" scheme in Vrindavan for the development of 108 villages, he said, "To overcome the problem farmers are facing due to stray cows, the government is preparing a plan for opening gaushalas in a phased manner."

He said minister for dairy development, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, has been raising the issue of stray cows at every cabinet meeting.

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

Initially, cowsheds would be opened in urban areas and then it would be opened at tehsils and villages, the chief minister said, and asked people to support such cowsheds.

"We have saved cows from slaughter and now we will find a way for their proper rearing," he said.

Asserting that the state government would provide assistance for opening new cowsheds, Adityanath said a plan is on the offing to provide to every farmer two high milk- yielding cows of indigenous breed.

Efforts would be made for affordable cow rearing by making provisions to sell its urine and cow dung.

Hasanand Gochar Seva Trust would set up a gaushala (cowshed) to accommodate 10,000 cows, an office bearer of Mahamana "Gau Gram" scheme said.

A plan is also offing to set up a modern milk plant in the "Gau Gram", he said.

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 11:59 AM

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