Twitter users expressed shock and made jokes even as the government gave out homeopathy pills as a solution and an MLA said spraying cow urine would make everything alright.
The increasing number of cows has become a menace for farmers, who blame the policies of Narendra Modi government.
Honorarium of priests increased and financial help for shrines offering shelter to cows announced.
In its poll manifesto, the Congress had promised better facilities to ensure cows are looked after well.