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: Tamil Nadu government would provide financial support to conserve native cattle breeds under a new conservation programme, Finance Minister D Jayakumar said here today.
"With the objective of conserving native cattle breeds, this government will provide additional financial support for implementing the Breed Conservation Programme," he said while presenting the budget for the financial year 2017-18.
Some of the native breeds including 'Kangeyam', 'Bargur', Umbalacheri 'Pulikulam' and 'Alambadi' bulls would be covered under the initiative, he noted.
On distribution of free milch cows and sheep or goats, one of the populist schemes of AIADMK, Jayakumar said, the government will provide 12,000 milch cows to poor women and six lakh sheep or goats to 1.50 lakh poor families during the financial year 2017-18.
"A sum of Rs 182 crore has been allocated for this scheme," he added.
The state government, he said, would continue to implement the poultry and fodder development schemes each, with a budgetary allocation of Rs 25 crore.
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