Chandigarh : The Haryana government has decided to establish "Gau-Abhayaranyas" at various places in the state to provide shelter to over 1.17 lakh stray cattle, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday.
"The Haryana government has decided to establish Gau-Abhayaranyas at various places in the state. These will be operated by District Cattle Welfare Societies," Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister O.P. Dhankar told the assembly.
Dhankar said that as per 2012 livestock census, Haryana has livestock population of 89.98 lakh, out of which 18.08 lakh are cattle.