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Mishaps due to stray cows killed 300 people in 30 months in

Press Trust of India  |  Jalandhar 

Every third day a person dies in mishap due to stray cows roaming on roads in the state, the Gau Sewa Commission (PGSC) claimed today.

PGSC Chairman Kimti Lal Bhagat said, "In the last two- and-a-half-years, a person died in every three days in road accidents occurred due to cows and their progenies roaming on the streets. But the and the administration are not serious about it."

"According to the records with the commission, at least 300 people have died in road accidents due to cows. Currently, 1,06,000 lakh cows are roaming on the roads of the state," he claimed.

In these mishaps, besides the people, these animals also get injured and killed too, Bhagat said, adding these stray cows also damage crops.

The should help the commission to send such stray cows to gau shalas (shelters). Twenty-two cow shelters have been built in as many districts of the state and now need to send the stray animals in them, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 17:57 IST