Uttar Pradesh government to set up cow shelters in jails

Last year, BJP-ruled Haryana had announced setting up gaushalas in its jails.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:June 19, 2017 4:53 am
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The Uttar Pradesh government is working on a proposal to set up gaushalas (cow shelters) in jails across the state. Minister of State for Jails Jai Kumar Singh said the department has sought information from all jails about the possibility of setting up cow shelters. He said work for development of a cow shelter has started in Gautam Buddha Nagar jail.

Last year, BJP-ruled Haryana had announced setting up gaushalas in its jails. “We have manpower and most jails have adequate land to set up gaushalas. Naini Jail in Allahabad already has a gaushala. We are looking at the possibility of starting gaushalas in other jails. Our plan is to run them with a little grant from the government and utilise the assistance from social workers and citizens,” Singh told The Indian Express.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had already announced that his government will set up gaushalas in all districts for stray cows. However, Singh said the jail department’s proposal is not targeted at housing stray animals but as a means to develop another productive activity for the prisoners.

“The cows that give milk will be kept there. We plan to use the gaushala also to help develop a model for organic farming in the agricultural land in jails. Cow dung will be used as fertiliser there in the fields to cultivate vegetables,” Singh said.

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  1. R
    Jun 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    Cannot think beyond cows.
    1. S
      Jun 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm
      what a bunch of jokers from jhandelwalan
      1. s
        Jun 19, 2017 at 11:53 am
        There is no Respect for Human being in india in fact the way SC,ST,OBC and Minorities are treated we can safely say its undeclared apertheidin india
        1. L
          Jun 19, 2017 at 11:08 am
          Putting your mother in jail ? Is that how much you really care ? keeping the cow in the care of hardened criminals and under trials who might want more protein in their food? This is getting ridiculous. Will you spend more on the cows upkeep than on the prisoner. The next story.
          1. B
            Jun 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm
            Yogi ji please don't do this otherwise hardened criminals living away from their wives for long time may rape cows and impregnate them, later cows may deliver calves with human heads as recently happened in Saharanpur village. Calf's head looked like that of a prominent BJP leader.
          2. J
            Jun 19, 2017 at 10:44 am
            Sooner than later UP will become Gaushala.A classic example of Development..
            1. N
              Nagar Iyer
              Jun 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm
              Cows can supply COOKING GAS for all families at 100 per cylinder. Cows can run our buses at a cheap rate of 1 rupee per 5KM. Cows can generate our total domestic electricity requirements at 1 rupee per unit. Last but not least Cows can provide us toxin-free rich manure for all our agricultural requirements. In short Desi Cows bulls if used judicially instead of slaughtering them, can save 150 trillion annually. What more development you want?
            2. S
              Jun 19, 2017 at 10:30 am
              A noble idea. In my school days 6os I looked after my cows . The animal is calm , quite and lovable . I think prisoners will got some self satisfaction if they took the job of looking after cow in right spirit. Problem is that Govt consider this go mata our god that majority is not accepting. In Kerala go to any Hindu house, we can see any one of this or combination 1)Sabrimala Shree Iyappan, 2)Guruvaor Kirishn or SriNarayana guru
              1. R
                Jun 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm
                Excellent ! more vishnu avatars wil be born soon :)
                1. R
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                  Just as you gave up on cows after your school days, no one would like to do this messy job. Particularly no one would like the disease speading gaushalas near their house.
                  1. C
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm
                    Which is a MESSY JOB? 'Slaughtering of animals butcher' works or 'nursing cows'? Which is disease spreading - the foul smelling, blood flowing nasty abattoirs or the panacea giving cows? You need to educate yourself a lot. Just becoming a LITERATE is inadequate. It is only when you become EDUCATED you can think logically render service to the society.
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