UP to conduct census of stray cattle

Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / Jan 31, 2019
Uttar Pradesh government will conduct a census of stray cattle for tagging and making provisions for temporary cow shelters.
In an advisory to all the state divisional commissioners and district magistrates (DMs), the government has advised for undertaking the census of stray cattle for smart tagging and documentation.
The Yogi Adityanath government has already cleared the proposal for setting up temporary cow shelters in all the 75 districts.
The authorities would also identify spots for setting up of cow shelters, including unused buildings and land of government offices, educational institutions, cooperatives, sugar mills etc, while the police would be responsible for providing security to cow shelters.
The district task force would take steps to making these cow shelters self dependent by generating income from cow dung and cow urine.
Following blanket ban on illegal cattle trade and slaughter houses under the current Yogi government in UP, the number of stray cattle has perceptibly increased, thus causing crop damage and road accidents.
Over the past few months, there have been growing instances of locals locking away stray cattle inside government schools and offices, thus creating a law and order problem.

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