This is the harsh reality of India.
More money is being spent on the upkeep of cattle in Maharashtra, than on orphans in state-run shelters.
While the state shells out Rs 70 on every animal. It only has a meagre Rs 30 to spare for each of their orphans.
Unfortunately, successive governments of Maharashtra have revised the fodder subsidy 4 times in the recent past, while pleas to increase funds for orphans go unheard.
While our cattle contribute to the bustling the dairy sector worth Rs 2.16 crores, these innocent children neither have votes nor any business to offer.