'Cattle camp' for starving livestocks in Bundelkhand

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Mahoba, May 6 (UNI) Having failed to feed cattle through many fodder schemes in Bundelkahnd, the district administration has decided to organise a 'cattle camp' to save starving animals in the drough-hit region.

The camp would be held in 36 villages of the district, where cattles, both stray and domestic, would get fodder daily.

District Magistrate Vishwas Pant said, ''Concept of collective food court is being worked upon, after several fodder distribution schemes has failed to give fruit.'' Provision of a 'fodder bank' is also included in the camp to provide food for cattles.

The initiative had been taken in the wake of decreasing number of cattles in the district.

Entire Bundelkahnd region, including Mahoba, had been badly affected by natural calamity in the last five years. People faced hardship due to lack of basic amenities like food and water.

The district administration had launched several programmes to provide food and water to the drought-affected people.

About 15-kg cereal each was being distributed to the poor free of cost, besides organising 'open food courts' for the starving people.

Similarly, 93 fodder centres had been opened, where fodder was distributed, but the scheme failed as the poor unable to bear the burden had already abondoned their cattle.

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