"In an endeavour to tackle the problem of stray bulls as well as increasing milk production by increasing the number of female cattle, the government has proposed to adopt sexed semen technology on a massive scale in 2018-19," Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said in his budget speech while tabling the state budget for 2018-19 here today.
"Under this technology, about 90 per cent of cow calves born would be female, thus solving the problem of stray bulls and simultaneously, ensuring increased availability of female cattle for milk production," he said.
He asserted that the animal husbandry and dairy was another sector identified for focused attention as it plays a vital role in supplementing income of farmers and ensuring food security.
"With the hard work of our farmers and extensive support from the government, the per capita per day milk availability in the state has reached 878 grams as compared to the national average of 329 grams. Haryana is the only state in the country to make available pasteurised A-2 cow milk through VITA booths in the state," said the FM in his speech.
The budget also proposed to setup Murrah research and skill development centre.
"Haryana is the proud repository of world famous Murrah breed of buffalo. For further development, propagation and conservation of Murrah germplasm," the minister said, adding that the budget proposes to establish "Murrah Research and Skill Development Centre" at Kheri Lochab, Narnaund, Hisar during 2018-19.
This centre would go a long way in ensuring holistic development of Murrah breed of buffaloes, providing skill development training to women, unemployed youth and farmers for value added products of dairy/ dairy farming for self- employment," Abhimanyu said in his budget speech.
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