Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has come up with a new scheme for the welfare of stray cattle that will also help generate employment opportunities. The state government has approved the “Mukhya Mantri Be-sahara Gau-Vansh Sahbhagita Yojana”.
Every person owning or in charge of premises in which not less than five heads of cattle are kept for the purpose of profit, shall, in any case, where the premises are already in existence, within three months from the commencement of these rules.
The principal rules were published in Gazette of India vide Government of India Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Department of Agriculture), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi number 18-6/70 LDI dated 23.3.1978.
The Act totally prohibits in any place in the State, slaughter of cows which also include heifer and male or female calf of cow and provides for preservation of certain other animals specified in the Schedule to the Act, like bulls, bullocks, female buffaloes and buffalo calves.
Sahiwal cattle are long, fleshy and heavy with symmetrical body and loose skin, when compared with Red Sindhi which it closely resembles. The mature weight of cows is around 340–400 kg and of bulls up to 700 kg. They are colored reddish dunn or pale red, sometimes flashed with white patches.