LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday ordered district magistrates to inspect cow shelters and complete their geotagging before Diwali .
The order comes a week after he suspended Maharajganj DM Amarnath Upadhyay and four senior officials for administrative and financial irregularities in running a cow shelter in Nichlaul tehsil. During physical verification of Madhvaliya Gau Sadan (cow shelter), only 954 stray cattle were found against 2,500 registered in official records.
Presiding over a review meeting, Yogi said officials will have to ensure proper counting of cattle and their upkeep in shelter homes. They will also have to send a report to government after completing all the formalities.
He said farmers should be apprised of the benefits of biofuel and how it can help in increasing their income. Yogi said the quality of milk needs to be improved so that dairy products conform to international standard.
Speaking on plastic menace, Yogi said single use plastic is the main reason behind the death of cattle. He further directed the officials to carry out a drive for vaccination of cattle in the state.