Yogi Adityanath-led government allocates Rs 98 crores for cow shelter in Uttar Pradesh budget

16 February 2018, 06:29 PM
Yogi Adityanath-led government allocates Rs 98 crores for cow shelter in UP budget (File Photo)
Yogi Adityanath-led government allocates Rs 98 crores for cow shelter in UP budget (File Photo)

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Friday has proposed an allocation of Rs 98.5 crore in the state budget for operating shelters for stray cows.

“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.

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Earlier the government had announced to open shelters for stray cows as their numbers had increased after crackdown on illegal slaughter house.

First Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 06:18 PM
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