To promote Indian cow breeds, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a grant of Rs 40,000 for the purchase of indigenous cows from other states.
The scheme, under the Nand Baba Milk Mission, is aimed at raising the income of cow herders.
The scheme would cover the indigenous breed of Sahiwal, Tharparkar and Gir cow. The herders who procure cow from other states will receive the grant to incur on transportation, transit insurance and animal insurance.
However, the subsidy will be applicable to procuring a maximum of two indigenous cow breeds per herder.
At the same time, the Yogi Adityanath government will also give incentive to indigenous cow herders under the Mukhyamantri Pragatisheel Pashupalak Protsahan Yojana. The incentive amount will be given on a maximum of two cows of indigenous breed.
UP Milk Commissioner and Mission Director Shashi Bhushan Lal Sushil said under the Nand Baba Mission, to speed up the production of milk, issues related to transportation have been cleared for purchasing indigenous cow breeds like Sahiwal from Punjab, Tharpark from Rajasthan and Gir from Gujarat.
Similarly, the UP government is giving an incentive of Rs 10,000-15,000 to the dairy farmers for rearing indigenous cows of advanced breed and high productivity.