40 million cows to get Aadhaar like number at cost of Rs 50 crore in 1st phase : Budget 2018

The Budget 2018 has been hailed for its emphasis on agriculture and related sectors. Of the many schemes approved, a mission to assign unique Aadhaar-like IDs to cows was allotted Rs. 50cr. The Pashu Sanjivini scheme will cover 400 crore cattle. The agriculture ministry has already acquired the necessary technology. This is one of the many measures […]

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Molecular Characterisation of Rathi and Tharparkar Indigenous Cattle (Bos indicus)

ABSTRACT: Random amplification of polymorphic DNA-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RAPD-PCR) analysis was carried out using DNA samples of 30 animals of Rathi cattle and 42 animals of Tharparkar cattle. Genomic DNA was isolated as per standard protocol and evaluated for its quality, purity and concentration. Twenty-three random primers were screened out of which 15 primers yielded […]

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Recognized Native indigenous cattle breeds of India.

 MILCH/DAIRY BREED   1.GIR This breed is otherwise called as Bhadawari, Desan, Gujarati, Kathiawari, Sorthi, and Surati. Originated in Gir forests of South Kathiawar in Gujarat also found in Maharashtra and adjacent Rajasthan. Basic colours of skin are white with dark red or chocolate-brown patches or sometimes black or purely red. Horns are peculiarly curved, […]

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