estimated number of cattle head in Goshalas in Telagana that are in poor condition due to severe scarcity of water and non-availability of fodder.
Goshalas and another 80 unregistered small Goshalas in the state, according to Telangana Goshala Federation president Mahesh Agarwal.
Goshalas are situated in drought-hit mandals (blocks). "Though it is the paramount duty of the animal husbandry department to save the cattle by supplying fodder and water, it has failed to take relief measures,” - Mahesh Agarwal.
shortage of fodder almost everywhere, government agencies admit. The animal husbandry department has announced water troughs for cattle but the number of troughs available is not even a tenth of the required number.
time a day - Goshalas are barely able to feed their cattle. They used to feed cows with fodder twice a day. To make matters worse, the fodder being procured by Goshalas from the govt. is contaminated and not fit for consumption.
cattle deaths were reported until the end of March in Medak district leading to distress sales of cattle. have been reported where and also in Karimnagar district.