Jaipur: What could be more ironical in a country where politics is played every other day about protecting and serving the holy animal ‘cow’ but the reality is far from the truth.
In another sorry state of affairs, over 100 cows have reportedly died in the past 10 days at a government-run cowshed, Hingonia Gaushala, allegedly due to lapse in maintenance of the shelter.
Speaking on the issue, Rajasthan Minister Rajendra Rathore said, “CM has asked for report on Hingonia Gaushala. We’re drafting road map and action plan to improve situation there.”
The state government in a statement issued by it said that no death occurred due to carelessness in Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Centre.
“1,228 bovine animals were captured from July 15 to July 31 and most of them were suffering from malnutrition and were sick,” Secretary of animal husbandry department Kunji Lal Meena said.
“He said that there are 8,000 bovine animals in the centre and a team of 14 veterinary experts and 24 assistants look after them. He said that there was no carelessness involved in providing them food, fodder and water,” Kunji Lal Meena added.