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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 319
ANSWERED ON:  10.08.2021
Increase in Stray Cattle
Feroze Varun Gandhi
Will the Minister of



FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the number of stray cattle has been on the increase recently;
(b) if so, the details thereof from 2012 to 2020, State-wise including Uttar Pradesh;
(c) whether the Government is planning to use stray cattle as surrogates to produce high variety cattle; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
ANSWER

Hon’ble Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
(Shri ParshottamRupala)

(a) to (d) Statement is laid on the table of the house
STATEMENT REFERRED IN REPLY OF LOKSABHA STARRED QUESTION No.319 PART (a) to (d) ON INCREASE STRAY CATTLE

(a)& (b) The number of Stray Cattle as per Livestock Census2012 and 2019State-wise including Uttar Pradesh given at Annexure-I
(c) & (d) Government of India has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission under which In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) technology have been promoted for faster genetic upgradation of bovine population along with various other components of the scheme. Following steps has been undertaken under the scheme for promotion of IVF technology in the country:

(i) Funds have been sanctioned for establishment of 31 IVF labs including 3 labs in Uttar Pradesh and out of sanctioned 31 labs 17 labs have been made operational.

(ii) Funds have been released under the scheme for getting assured pregnancy in low producing animals maintained by farmers through IVF technology. Incentive at the rate of Rs 5000 per pregnancy is available under the scheme for participating farmers and balance amount is to be met by the concerned farmer. Unproductive cattle may be used as surrogate mother if they are fit for breeding.



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