‘Will help check crop dam­age by stray cat­tle’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

LUC­KNOW: Par­lia­men­tary af­fairs min­is­ter Suresh Khanna on Tues­day in­formed the Vid­han Sabha that the state govern­ment will take nec­es­sary steps to check any dam­age to crops by stray an­i­mals. The kanji house (cow pen) sys­tem will be re­vised for this pur­pose, he said.

Khanna was re­ply­ing to a ques­tion by SP mem­ber Manoj Pandey, who said stray an­i­mals were dam­ag­ing crops. The in­creas­ing num­ber of stray an­i­mals on roads were caus­ing road ac­ci­dents, he said. As many as 359 peo­ple were in­jured in at­tacks by stray an­i­mals in the past one year, he said.

BJP mem­ber Ashok Chan­del de­manded that a com­mit­tee be con­sti­tuted to find a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem of stray an­i­mals.

Min­is­ter for an­i­mal hus­bandry SP Baghel said there were about five crore an­i­mals in the state, in­clud­ing two crore cows and two crore buf­faloes. He said the state govern­ment would do what it was nec­es­sary for the pro­tec­tion of cows and their slaugh­ter will not be al­lowed. Khanna re­it­er­ated the state govern­ment will take nec­es­sary steps for the pro­tec­tion of cows.


Par­lia­men­tary af­fairs min­is­ter Suresh Khanna said there was no short­age of coarse sand and sand in the state. He said the rate of coarse sand was Rs 45 per cu­bic feet while that of sand was Rs 22 to 24 per cu­bic feet. The state govern­ment was get­ting more roy­alty from e-ten­der­ing of min­ing for mi­nor min­er­als, he said.

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