UP To Conduct Special Monitoring Of Cow Shelters To Ensure Well-Being Of Cattle
Lucknow, April 24 (TNA) In an initiative to ensure upkeep of cow shelters and wellbeing of the cattle living in them, the Yogi Government has decided to organize special monitoring of the shelters. Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has given instructions in this regard to the nodal officers.
The nodal officers have been directed to carry out inspections in various districts to overcome shortcomings in upkeep of cow shelters and also make efforts for straw management.
It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had reprimanded the officials over the problem of the stray cattle during a recent meeting of the Animal Husbandry Department, and had directed them to shift the stray cattle to cow shelters, to identify malnourished cattle and monitor them, do straw management as well as to get 100 percent ear tagging done in cow shelters.
The nodal officers who went for inspection in various districts of the state told Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra in the meeting that there was dearth of sheds, straw godowns, electricity connections, solar lights, solar pumps and shady trees at some cow shelters in the state. On this, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra reprimanded the CDOs of the concerned districts and directed them to overcome the shortcomings as soon as possible.
Now online report of proper data feeding and inspection will be ensured on Gau Ashray portal. Officials were also instructed to keep a special watch on malnourished cattle found in Lucknow, Deoria, Kannauj, Hathras, Baghpat, Hamirpur and Sonbhadra.
Along with this, instructions were also given to the officials to buy 100 of the straw needs of the shelters as wheat harvest was on by floating a tender. He said that the purchase should be made at Panchayat level to ensure fulfillment of 100 percent of cow shelters’ needs.
The Chief Secretary also directed officials to make proper arrangements for green fodder and grains, lime and bran for the cattle. Apart from this, instructions were given to complete ear tagging of cattle at shelters.
Mishra also instructed the officers that CDO, DPRO and BDO should hold regular meeting for SFC pooling. A campaign will be launched across the state for straw conservation, in which a straw bank will be prepared in a month with donations. Guidelines were also given in the meeting to save the cattle from the heat.