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UP govt launches Cow Conservation Initiative in response to criticism over stray cattle

The plan involves the construction of 44 cow conservation centers across various districts, aligning with the broader goal of integrated state development

The Uttar Pradesh government has taken significant steps to address the issue of stray cattle, which gained prominence during the recent Lok Sabha elections. In response, they have launched an ambitious cow conservation initiative. The plan involves the construction of 44 cow conservation centers across various districts, aligning with the broader goal of integrated state development.

Farmers have long protested against the menace of stray cattle, citing the destruction of their crops. A senior BJP leader acknowledged that this issue significantly influenced voters’ decisions during the elections.

Regional Distribution: Cow Conservation Centers Across Districts

The Animal Husbandry Department has been entrusted with overseeing the establishment of these centers in 15 districts. The allocated budget for this initiative is ₹5.28 lakh, with each cow conservation center being constructed at a cost of ₹12,000.

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The selected locations for these centers include Anirudhpur, Mauchandpur, Sikora, Ambarpur, Karatauli, Manpur Ahiyapur, Churai Dalpatpur, Bansbojh, Maheshpur Shiv Singh, and Shekhpur in Bareilly. Additionally, further centers will be developed in Taura, Tikra Samad, Chhulamau, Kontha, and Devmai in Unnao; Shahbaznagar and Dhusgawan in Shahjahanpur; Bijwada, Kakaur, and Agala Agari in Baghpat; Kadipur in Lakhimpur Kheri; Nunbai and Gujrajpur in Jalaun; Nadarmai in Kasganj; and Barauta in Mathura.

Moreover, additional centers are planned in Sakin Shobhapur Munjabta, Aichauli, and Nirayavali in Sambhal; Bannawa in Rae Bareli; Dakshingaon, Koraari Lachchanshah, Khara, and Tikramafi in Amethi; Barela Kamalpur, Kurseli, and Uchwal in Hardoi; Jarauli and Bhadar in Fatehpur; Mohammadpur Mansukh, Raipur Khurd, and Rajpur Milak in Moradabad; and Khedi Adu and Kurra Chittarpur in Agra.

The government emphasizes that this extensive project reflects their unwavering commitment to cow protection and the holistic development of the state.

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