Haryana CM bats for schemes for indigenous breeds of cows

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2014 18:29 IST

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday directed officers of animal husbandry and dairying department to come up with schemes for development, preservation, and conservation of indigenous breeds of cows and implementation of the 'Rashtriya Gokul Mission'.

Presiding over a review meeting of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department here, he said that there was immense potential for enhancing the productivity of indigenous breeds in the state, an official spokesperson said.

The 'Rahtriya Gokul Mission' which seeks to protect the indigenous breeds of cows in a focussed and scientific manner, is a project under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.

During 2014-15, a sum of Rs 150 crore will be allocated for the Mission, he said.

The chief minister also directed the officers to provide best facilities for cattle-rearing and prepare schemes to draw the maximum number of people in the mission.

"Special incentives should be given to the farmers engaged in cattle rearing. Besides, the department should also
identify areas where cow milk can be procured," he said.

He asked them to materialise the system of procurement-processing and marketing of dairy products and find out the possibilities for their promotion by mutual functioning with Amul.

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