It refers to the welcome scheme launched at Lucknow whereby desiring people can adopt a cow at Kanha Park cow-shelter run by Lucknow Municipal Body by paying Rs 15000 per year or Rs 1500 per month. Scheme will be beneficial for religious-minded people who instead of feeding cows at private cow-shelters, will now be able to do so at government-sponsored scheme to prevent any possible misuse of their money-donation at private cow-shelters. Cow-shelter at Kanha Park will also best utilise milk, dung and even urine to produce and market multiple items, which will further generate revenue to set up more cow-shelters.
Government-agencies and civic bodies running cow-shelters should follow the scheme of cow-adoption and producing items from milk, dung and urine of the cows. It is also the time that central and state governments may encourage affording and capable section of society to nourish cows at their bungalows and farm-houses.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)