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Priyanka Gandhi writes to Yogi Adityanath about the death of cows at the UP shelter

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Congressional Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi on Monday expressed concern about the “horrible” conditions for cows in Uttar Pradesh and asked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to follow the lead of ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ from Chhattisgarh on his protection.

“The UP government will probably be inspired by the plan and we can all serve the cows. We can prevent cows from being forced to live and die in such horrible conditions and we can also help our farmers, ”Priyanka said in the letter released by the State Party to the media on Monday.

Priyanka Gandhi, who drew attention to the death of cows at a cow shelter in Lalitpur, said the images suggest that the cows may have died due to starvation.

“You spoke of protecting the cows while you assumed power. Despite his announcements about it, his government’s efforts have failed. Corrupt officials and those who run the cow shelters are indulging in corruption and no one knows how many cows die from lack of fodder and water, ”Gandhi said.

The congressional leader detailed how cow shelters are becoming self-sufficient in Chhattisgarh.

“Under this scheme of the Chhattisgarh government, work is being done to protect cows, boost agriculture, conserve the environment, reactivate canals, take care of stray animals and produce organic fertilizers. The Chhattisgarh government has started buying cow dung for Rs 2 / kg. Cow manure for Rs 15 crore per month is being bought as of now. This cow manure, which is carried through the cow shelters, is used to make vermi-compost which is sold to government agencies and private consumers at Rs 8 per kg. With this, the cow shelters become self-sufficient, ”he said.

She further said: “The ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ is generating two main benefits: people are feeding their cows at home and not leaving them, while stray cows are kept in shelters. Among the beneficiaries of the plan are more than half of the women and a large number of unemployed from the backward classes…. I hope you also want the welfare of the cows. So I am writing you this letter to put an end to the atrocities committed against cows. I understand that it is my responsibility to inform you of these problems. ”

CM Adityanath, who is often seen feeding the cows and photographed many times with them, said in November that 524,000 cows are kept in government-run shelters, while more than eight lakh of them have been housed in ‘Kanha Upvan ‘, the cow shelters. being administered by local organisms in the state.

After cow shelters began to overflow, the Yogi Adityanath government launched the Chief Minister’s Homeless Cow Participation Program in August last year, offering farmers willing to take stray dogs against an affidavit that they would care for them. properly at home.

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