Donkey population in India is declining

According to media reports the donkey population in india is declining rapidly.
The population of donkeys in india has declined from more than 3 lakh in 2012 to approximately 1.2 lakh in 2019.
The rapid decline is allegedly due to the reduced demand for donkeys with vehicles replacing donkeys
Donkey meat and skin remain in demand.
In contrast the population of other livestock like cows, goats has increased.