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Guarantee That Stray Livestock Is Taken Care of In All the Rural and Urban Areas: Says Yogi Adityanath

Various initiatives are taken by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, to promote animal welfare, particularly for cows. These initiatives include ensuring the availability of cow dung cakes for funeral fires, measures for the care of sick or deceased livestock, and funding for needy cattle sites.

Eashani Chettri
These initiatives include ensuring the availability of cow dung cakes for funeral fires
These initiatives include ensuring the availability of cow dung cakes for funeral fires

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, gave instructions to staff on Monday to make sure that "Upala" (cow dung cakes) acquired from stray cow protection centres made up 50% of the total fuel (wood) used in funeral fires at crematoriums in Uttar Pradesh.

In a high-level meeting called to review the administration of stray cattle shelters and the present state of milk production/collection in the state, he declared, "The income generated by making cow dung cakes available to crematoriums will be used for the maintenance of the concerning cow protection centre."

He added that attendants have to be stationed at the cow protection stations. He continued by saying that the caretaker would make the required measures in the event that the livestock fell ill or died. The CM advised that cows occasionally be taken for a walk.

He argued that all 17 municipal corporations and district heads that have municipalities should guarantee the availability of "cattle catcher" vehicles. Adityanath claimed that his administration was constantly working to safeguard and promote animal welfare.

Considering public opinion, the state administration has made the necessary measures for the cattle's security and fodder, according to him.

According to the CM, there are currently 6719 destitute livestock protection centres housing more than 11.33 lakh cattle. 1.23 lakh animals were safeguarded as a result of the special campaign that ran from January 20 to March 31.

He instructed authorities to "guarantee that stray livestock is taken care of in all the rural and urban areas of the state."

According to information shared at the conference, the majority of the livestock were protected in the districts of Sambhal, Mathura, Mirzapur, Shahjahanpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amroha, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, and Farrukhabad.

According to the CM, funding should be made directly available to all needy cattle sites through DBT solely for fodder husk and other necessary tasks.

Also, it was stated that sizable conservation centres were being built throughout the state to safeguard cattle. 274 sizable cow protection centres have opened their doors thus far. The remaining 75 large cow breeding locations will be available in the following six months.

Also, it was disclosed that the Mukhyamantri Sahabhagita Yojana, an initiative to safeguard cows, had shown encouraging results. Through this programme, more than 1.77 lakh animals have already been distributed to regular people. Also, 3,598 cows had been donated as part of the Nutrition Mission to ensure that families with undernourished children could access milk.

When discussing the projects for dairy development, the CM stated that the state government was committed to offering high-quality milk and milk products to the general public at affordable prices while also ensuring fair prices for the milk producers affiliated with the state's cooperative milk societies.

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