- Releases 3rd installment of Rs 125 crore for building temporary shelters in financial year 2023-2024
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: In its ongoing efforts to protect stray cattle in Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government has released the third installment of Rs 125 crore in the current financial year 2023-24 for the construction of temporary shelters.
Notably, the UP government has launched various schemes like Nand Baba Milk Mission, Nandini Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, and is also providing ambulances and shelters for protection of stray cows.
According to the action plan, the allocated funds will be used to quickly build temporary shelters across the state to provide proper care and protection to the stray cows. This initiative aims not only to address the issue of stray cows on the roads but also to provide them with proper shelter, food, health care, and other facilities to ensure their well-being.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Yogi is working diligently to make Uttar Pradesh a leader in the dairy sector, and the allocation of funds is a crucial step in this direction.
Payment will be made at the rate of Rs 50 per cow per day
As per the intention of CM Yogi, a grant of Rs 50 per day per cow will be given in temporary cow shelters in the state in the current financial year 2023-24. This funding will help cover the daily expenses of the care, treatment, proper nutrition and suitable sheds of the cows in these shelters.
According to the action plan, officials from the Animal Husbandry Department in all districts will conduct regular visits to ensure that these cow shelters are providing optimal conditions for the cows, including proper healthcare.
Furthermore, government veterinary doctors will periodically examine the health of the cows in these shelters as needed. District Magistrates, Block Officers, and Village Panchayat Officers will also have the responsibility of inspecting these facilities from time to time.
Animal Husbandry Department to carry out construction of shelters
The responsibility for smoothly implementing the process of construction and maintenance of temporary cow shelters being built across the state has been given to the Animal Husbandry Department. The Animal Husbandry Department will not only complete the certification process, but also give all types of clearances, and carry out inspection of shelters.
The funds will be used, adhering strictly to the rules and regulations set forth by the Uttar Pradesh government. Furthermore, it will be ensured that the allocated funds are used only for the designated purpose and not diverted to cover any other expenses.