To extend the inhabitants of milk-giving cows in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday mentioned the state will begin selective insemination of cows by utilizing sex-sorted sperm as a substitute of the pure course of the place the offspring’s gender can’t be determined.
The Chief Minister mentioned that cow shelters can be opened in tea backyard areas to maintain cattle protected.
“The veterinary division has instructed me that we will go for synthetic insemination in cattle utilizing sex-sorted semen. This could imply that 10 to twenty years later, the cattle breed can be solely cow, and no bulls,” Mr Sarma mentioned.
Throughout a dialogue on a particular point out introduced by Aminul Islam, the opposition MLA from All India United Democratic Entrance, the chief minister claimed that there’s a tendency among the many individuals to provide away bulls to slaughterhouses.
Mr Sarma mentioned, “If we take a look at Hindu parampara or historical historical past, there may be reference solely to feminine cattle, like Kamdhenu, and the way we have been benefited with milk. Meaning there will need to have been one thing which ensured that cows have been extra in quantity than bulls.”
The state authorities has already launched the Assam Cattle Preservation Invoice, 2021, which seeks to manage slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle.