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Greater Noida cow shelter overcrowded with strays, 200 die in two months

GREATER NOIDA: At least 200 cows have died up to now two months at a gaushala in Ecotech Three, three months after leader minister Yogi Adityanath directed the government to shift all strays to shelters.

The cow safe haven lately properties 1,200 bovines, out of which 800 were sent there via Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) between January 1 and March 7. The cows died because of deficient well being and malnutrition as most of them were strays and the safe haven didn’t have finances to buy sufficient fodder, officials stated.

Staffers at Gau Lok in Ecotech Three’s Jalpura village claimed that Three-Four cows die within the safe haven on a daily basis. The safe haven, which is unfold throughout 9 acres, used to be established a decade ago via the GNIDA, and is being run in collaboration with GoRas Foundation, an NGO, since December 2017.

Gau Lok officials stated animals died because of various well being problems. “Cows were demise in spite of the most productive care given via our group of workers. We have employed 26 other people to handle the bovines. Most of the useless were strays. Strays come from an open area to a gated campus here, where they fight with other animals and get injured. Moreover, most of them already had prolonged sicknesses,” stated Nagendra Kumar, the head of group of workers.

He added that despite the fact that over 65% of the cows lately at the safe haven are strays sent via the GNIDA up to now two months, the Authority has now not given them any finances for the animals. “Two months ago, we had only 450 bovines within the safe haven and we used to buy 2,800kg of fodder daily. After the rise within the collection of animals, the quantity of fodder required to feed the bovines has almost tripled, and we now buy almost 7,000kg of fodder daily. Despite the upward push, we haven’t won any monetary support from GNIDA within the closing three months, excluding private donations via a couple of officials. The Authority has promised us further land and Rs five lakh, however till we get them, we need finances to feed the animals,” Kumar stated.

Senior GNIDA officials, then again, denied allegations of overcrowding and stated that the animals died because of “herbal” reasons.

“GNIDA conducts check-u.s.of the animals regularly. The cows that died were ill, which resulted in their deaths. We have sanctioned 16 acres of land for the expansion of the cow safe haven. An quantity of Rs five lakh used to be also sanctioned on Thursday as investment. The required steps are being taken to stop further deaths,” stated Deep Chand, further CEO, GNIDA.

Nitin Bhati, an activist from neighbouring Sirsa village, stated,“I visited the safe haven three days ago. It isn’t provided to take care of the collection of animals that are there. Most of the cows are demise as a result of there isn't sufficient food for them.”

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