Now, 12 Uttar Pradesh jails will house cow shelters run by inmates

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Now, 12 Uttar Pradesh jails will house cow shelters run by inmates

As many as 12 prisons in Uttar Pradesh have been cleared for housing cow shelters in the premises that will be run by the inmates.

The Uttar Pradesh government has now decided to act on its year-old decision to set up cow shelters in prisons with 12 jails chosen to house gaushalas soon.

The prisoners will be entrusted to take care of the cattle- from feeding, cleaning to milking in addition to their assigned work in the premises.

Moreover, fund allocation for the project is expected from the ongoing Budget session in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Earlier, the Gau Sevak Commission had demanded to run cow shelters at PAC (Provincial Armed Constabulary) grounds but the proposal was rejected by the police and the home department.

This development gained sudden steam after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister cracked a whip on officials delaying the project.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath who is the head of the Gorakhpur Math is known for his love and affinity for the bovine animal.

Time and again, the chief minister has emphasised on the need for cow protection and how it is a "very important" matter for both his government and the BJP administration at the Centre.

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