Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath-led government, grappling with a serious problem of stray cattle destroying standing crops in fields across the state leading to a backlash from farmers, has now come up with a new scheme for stray cattle that it says will generate employment opportunities too. The state government today approved the Mukhya Mantri Be-sahara Gau-Vansh Sahbhagita Yojana. In Phase 1 of this scheme, the government says, over one lakh cattle currently in government-run shelters will be handed over to willing farmers or other people willing to take care of them after due process. The person who takes over will be paid Rs. 30 per animal per day, every month via direct bank transfer, which works out to be about Rs. 900 per month.