When four calves died at a state-run cattle shelter in East Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district two days ago, tehsildar Shiv Sagar Dubey was one of the first to arrive at the scene. Through a mobile phone video, he then confirmed what his superiors in the administration have been denying for a long time: the calves had died of starvation. "I can't find any trace of disease on the dead calves. They have died due to lack of fodder, and I can see that no arrangements have been made here. This is a big misuse of the Uttar Pradesh government's provisions," Mr Dubey can be heard saying in the video.