Modi government focuses on boosting the dairy industry
While addressing a public gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that no one in the country can repay the debt of the cow's milk. He also said that the cattle have been an important part of India's tradition and culture a vital element of India's rural economy.
The cow, with its milk, curd and buttermilk, has nourished the children of the country. "We cannot repay the debt of cow's milk. The cow is an important element of India's tradition and culture," Modi said.
Modi expressed that for the improved health of cows, the government has taken many initiatives that include Rashtriya Gokul Mission to name a few. He said his government has also decided to establish a 'Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog' with an allocation of Rs 500 crore in the last Interim Budget.
Just like farmers, cattle rearers can also avail loans through Kisan Credit Card worth Rs 3 lakh. "This loan has helped cattle rearers a lot. This will be a crucial step in boosting the dairy industry in the country." The Prime Minister was in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan to serve food to school children to mark the three billionth meal of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
(With inputs from agencies.)