UP to incur Rs 4,000 crore on livestock enrichmentUP focus on livestock

Virendra Singh Rawat

The Uttar Pradesh government will incur Rs 4,000 crore on the conservation of livestock in the state during the current financial year 2024-25.

The conservation efforts would include protection, treatment, and service of cattle especially cow, veterinary education, animal insurance, vet hospital, mobile vet services, polyclinic and service centres.

The UP department of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries has drawn up an elaborate blueprint in this regard.

According to the blueprint, Rs 1,140 crore will be spent on cow conservation, of which Rs 140 crore will be incurred to establish cow protection centres, while the remaining Rs 1,000 crore will be distributed as grant for the maintenance of stray cows.

Besides, vet colleges will be set up in Gorakhpur and Bhadohi, while financial assistance and grants will be given to Pandit Deen Dayal Veterinary Science University and Cow Research Institute in Mathura.

A budget of Rs 68 crore is proposed for artificial insemination and infertility prevention, Rs 45 crore for proposed ultra-frozen semen production centres in Lucknow and Rs 8 crore for proposed sex semen technology research.

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