New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday said cows and their dung and urine can help “strengthen the economy” of the state and country, if a proper system is put in place.
Chouhan claimed if women working in the field of cattle-rearing come forward, “our success is assured”.
Chouhan was speaking at the first annual convention of the women’s wing of the Indian Veterinary Association in Bhopal. The programme, titled “Shakti 2021”, was a platform to discuss and resolve issues and challenges faced by women vets across the country.
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Speaking about the benefits and utility of cow dung and urine, Chouhan said, “Cow dung and urine can be used to make insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers and so many other things.”
The MP government, he added, is trying to replace wood with cow dung cakes in cremation grounds.
“In cremation grounds, we are trying that wood is no longer used. Instead cow dung cakes are used for the ceremony. The gaushalas are now getting atmanirbhar (independent). We are procuring cow dung and working in the direction of how we can use it for making fertilizers,” he said.
Special ambulance for animals
Chouhan also raised concern about diseases in cattle, and said a special ambulance will be started to ensure quick treatment for the animals.
“The cattle are getting infected with a lot of diseases. So, just like we have 108 (ambulance helpline) for humans, we are thinking of starting 109 especially for animals, so that they can be ferried to the animal dispensary and given timely treatment,” he added.
“We are making these efforts to ensure easy treatment of animals. We are also working on ways to increase milk in them, and use animals to strengthen our economy,” he said.
(Edited by Sunanda Ranjan)