NEW DELHI (AFP) - Delhi plans to create a special home for both elderly people and a number of the Indian megacity’s lots of cows, in a new animal welfare blitz additionally aimed toward decreasing numbers of monkeys and stray dogs.

The neighborhood development minister Gopal Rai stated as he unveiled the programme on Wednesday that "cows and senior residents will co-exist, taking care of every different" in the planned pilot facility in southwest Delhi.

"when a cow dries up, human beings leave her and she or he ends up in a gaushala (cow shelter). Similarly, human beings too are abandoned and despatched to antique age houses, even by wealthy families," nearby media quoted Rai as announcing.

different steps include "delivery manage" measures for the Indian capital’s ubiquitous, mischievous and from time to time risky monkeys, the sterilisation of stray puppies and electronic chips for cows and pets.

in addition, people unable to appearance after their cows -- a common sight on Delhi’s roads, impeding site visitors and ingesting garbage -- can be capable of house the animals in special hostels for a small fee.

Ever considering the fact that Hindu nationalist high Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata birthday celebration stormed to electricity in 2014, cows -- sacred for Hindus -- have gained a near-VIP repute.

Rumours of cows being taken for slaughter have sparked murderous reprisals and religious riots.

each month, some 600 livestock are rounded up in Delhi and relocated to five shelters.

A 2012 livestock census determined there had been extra than five million stray cows throughout India and more than 12,000 in Delhi.