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Haryana: 25 cows die due to lack of food, adverse conditions in govt shelter

Kurukshetra, Haryana: Twenty-five cows died at a govt run cow shelter in Haryana’s Kurukshetra. Lack of food and continuous rains were the chief causes of their death.

As per a report by India Today, the cows died over the last few days, which made senior officials, including Haryana Gau Sewa Commission Chairman Bhani Das Mangla and a few district administration officials to visit the cow shelter in Mathana village where the deaths took place.

Kiran Bala, the Mathana village chief had said that due to heavy rains, cows did not get enough fodder and died, some of them had fallen sick. Another cause of their death is being reported as they stuck in the muddy land.
District Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Dr Dharminder Singh said: “Some weak animals lost their lives after getting stuck in the swampy land. At least 25 to 30 cows have died over the last few days.”

The Mathana Gaushala was started by the Kurukshetra district administration and the responsibility of its operation is taken care by village panchayat and the state animal husbandry department.

“At present, there are over 600 cows in the shelter, which lacks proper facilities. There is no fodder and drinking water available for so many cows,” Ashok Papneja, the former president of ‘Shri Krishan gaushala’ claimed.