Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: Cow

Cows moo past buffaloes as India’s milk supply champions, thanks to cross-breeding

India recorded all-time high milk production of 209 million tonnes in 2020-21 & cows accounted for 51% of this, govt figures show.

Hungry cows, hungry farmers — UP govt policy has led to cattle menace Yogi didn’t see coming

How the word ‘menace’ got attached to the holy cow in UP is a curious tale of corruption, poverty and Yogi government’s politics.

Cow and its urine & dung can help strengthen India’s economy, says CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was speaking at the first annual convention of the women’s wing of the Indian Veterinary Association in Bhopal. 

‘Giving Taliban a chance’, and why the national animal is mum on Allahabad HC cow order

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

800 kg cow dung stolen from Chhattisgarh village, police registers theft case

The state government has been procuring cow dung at Rs 2 per kg under its 'Godhan Nyay Yojna' scheme for the production of vermicompost.

Finance ministry is ‘insensitive’, allots less funds to cow mission, says panel of MPs

Standing Committee report says against proposed allocation of Rs 2,243.87 cr for 2021-22, animal husbandry department was given Rs 502.00 cr by finance ministry for Rashtriya Gokul Mission. 

UGC wants university students to write 25 Feb ‘cow science’ exam, asks V-Cs to promote it

UGC has asked all universities to encourage students to take Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination that will test people's knowledge of 'cow science'.

90% of India’s milk, including all buffaloes’, has A2 protein. Premium is gimmick — Amul MD

Speaking at ThePrint OTC, Amul MD R.S. Sodhi also said buffalo milk is more nutritious than cow milk. and its production & consumption have risen in India over the last few years.

Govt’s cow panel drops chapters calling Jersey cows ‘lazy’, linking slaughter with earthquake

Kamdhenu Aayog spokesperson says material was removed to address 'technical glitches', and chapters will be uploaded one by one with links to more authors and publishers. 

Madhya Pradesh gets ‘gau cabinet’, will hold maiden meet at India’s first cow sanctuary

The ministers of animal husbandry, forest, panchayat, revenue, home and farmers’ welfare departments will comprise the mini-cabinet.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.