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'Soon, Only Female Calves Will Be Born': BJP MP Giriraj Singh Pushes Sex-Sorted Semen Tech For Cows

Uttarakhand, in March, became the country's first state to produce sex-sorted semen, which can enhance the possibility of birth of female calves to 90%.

'Soon, Only Female Calves Will Be Born': BJP MP Giriraj Singh Pushes Sex-Sorted Semen Tech For Cows
BJP MP Giriraj Singh | Twitter/ANI
'Soon, Only Female Calves Will Be Born': BJP MP Giriraj Singh Pushes Sex-Sorted Semen Tech For Cows
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2019-09-01T12:44:09+05:30

Union Minister for Animal Husbandry Giriraj Singh on Saturday said the government plans to introduce "sex-sorted semen" technology to ensure that more female calves are born, so as to increase farmers' income.

The minister was speaking at a product launch event organised by Mother Dairy here.

"In the coming days, through insemination, the calves that will be born would only be female ones, through (doses of) sex-sorted semen," he said.

"In the year 2019-2020, we will distribute 30 lakh doses of sex-sorted semen. By 2025, we will have distributed 10 crore doses, that will ensure almost 10 crore cows," he said. 

Commenting on the proposed rise in cow numbers due to this technology, the minister said that it will be as if cows are being produced in a "factory".

"We will build a cow factory," he said.

The Union minister also said that the cows which cease to give milk will be made more productive through "IV embryo advanced technology". The minister said that such a technology will economically benefit the farmers.

"We will use IVF Technology so that the cows which have stopped giving milk, will start producing 20 litres of it. We will bring a revolution, he said."

Uttarakhand, in March, became the country's first state to produce sex-sorted semen, which can enhance the possibility of birth of female calves to ninety per cent.

He also appreciated his cabinet colleague Nitin Gadkari's idea of introducing `santra (orange) mawa barfi' which Mother Dairy will be selling through its outlets.

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