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  • UP govt decides to give cows to families with malnourished children

    Published on September 18, 2020

    In a unique step towards eliminating the malnourishment among children, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give cows to the families with malnourished children, which will ensure availability of milk for them. The step taken under  the ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ campaign will help in bringing down the  level of  malnourishment among children and women in the state.

    The State  Government has decided to give cattle from its cow shelters in the state under the Chief Minister Destitute Cow Participation Scheme to the families which have malnourished children or women as cow milk will be extremely useful in removing malnutrition.

    As per the order issued to all district magistrates of the state by Bhuvnesh Kumar, Principal secretary animal husbandry department, the cows will be given to the families who are willing to keep them and also have available space for them. If the family wishes so, it will also be given an opportunity to choose a cow at the cow shelter. As far as possible, the cow would be handed over to the family in the presence of a public representative. An amount of 30 rupees per day will also be given through DBT to the family for taking care of the cow. 

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