“The government has decided to open gaushalas (cow shelters) to curb problems faced by the farmers due to stray cows,” said Adityanath.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister added that the stray cattle damage standing crops.
The proposal was presented by Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.
According to the government proposal, in the first few phases cow shelters will be opened in urban areas and thereafter in villages.
Earlier the government had announced to open shelters for stray cows as their numbers had increased after crackdown on illegal slaughter house.