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UP govt moots ‘cow safaris’ to make stray cow shelters economically viable

Adityanath government has allocated Rs 600 crore for cow shelters


Furthering its cow protection agenda, the Yogi Adityanath government has mooted the concept of ‘cow safaris’ in Uttar Pradesh to make stray cow shelters economically viable. UP animal husbandry and dairy development minister Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan has directed officials to identify suitable land across the state for setting up ‘cow safaris’, and to forward the proposals for vetting and approval. Akin to any wildlife or animal safari, the ‘cow safaris’ would be set up over sprawling compounds in the select districts, with the cow allowed to graze freely, while the people could visit such spots. In UP Budget 2019-20, the government had allocated nearly Rs 600 crore for setting up and maintaining cow shelters. Besides, a special cess has been imposed on beer and foreign liquor apart from 2% ‘mandi’ cess to create a corpus for cow protection. Earlier, the chief minister had also espoused the idea of developing ‘cow safaris’ in all the major cities. However, now the state government is set to take concrete steps to take the idea forward towards fruition. Reviewing the progress of projects for the conservation of stray cattle, the minister instructed officials to involve private trusts, nongovernment organisations (NGOs) and community entities in the task of cow protection and their shelter….

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UP Govt Moots ‘Cow Safaris’ to Make Stray Cow Shelters Economically Viable  

UP govt moots 'cow safaris' to make stray cow shelters economically viable on Business Standard. Adityanath government has allocated Rs 600...

UP Govt Moots ‘Cow Safaris’ to Make Stray Cow Shelters Economically Viable  

UP govt moots 'cow safaris' to make stray cow shelters economically viable on Business Standard. Adityanath government has allocated Rs 600...

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