Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath has always been known to be a cow enthusiast. Someone who has actively been involved in their upkeep. Concerned about the Gauvansh during the ongoing Corona pandemic, the Yogi government has intensified efforts to conserve them.
To further bolster efforts on that front, COVID help desks have been constructed in every district. These help desks are armed with thermal scanners along with oximeters which are ensured for the animals. The cow shelters are being managed with full commitment.
Due to the efforts of Chief Minister Yogi, largely destitute cows are getting shelter in cow shelters better known as gaushalas. The government is rapidly increasing the number of these cowsheds and cow shelters.
Due to the efforts of the UP Animal Husbandry Department, 5268 cow-shelters have been made functional in the state, where 5,73,417 cows have been preserved. 4,64,311 cows were preserved at 4,529 temporary bovine shelter sites, including villages and cities. At the same time, 40,640 cows were preserved in 161 Kanha Goshalas, 10,827 cows in 407 Kanji houses.
Apart from this, 171 large cow-conservation centers and Gowansha Pashu Vihar have been constructed in the state of which 57,639 bovines are preserved.
So far, 85,869 Gauvansh are under the Chief Minister’s scheme operated with the intention of providing shelter to the destitute cow mother and about 44,651 cattle rearers have benefitted from this scheme.
47,040 cows are preserved in 304 unregistered cowsheds
In order to fulfill the determination of the future generation of the state to be free from malnutrition, 1,646 milch cows have been handed over to 1,637 malnourished families in the state under the Nutrition Mission campaign. Besides, 1,05,380 cows have been preserved in 553 registered and 377 active registered cowsheds of the state. In addition, 47,040 cows are preserved in 304 unregistered cowsheds.
During the COVID -19 epidemic, around 700 help desks have been set up in all the districts of the state.