Assam government proposed sex-sorted artificial insemination

The use of sex-sorted semen will allow sex of the offspring to be pre-determined.

 

The Chief Minister of Assam said that the state will be start artificially inseminating its cattle using sex-sorted semen so that after 10-20 years only superior breeds of cows will born and no bulls will be born.


The use of sex-sorted semen will allow sex of the offspring to be pre-determined.


According to a report in Press Trust of India, Chief Minister of Assam invoked the figures of Hindu mythology to suggest that historically cows have been more in number than bulls because of the benefits derived from them.


Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said,"If we look at Hindu parampara or ancient history, there is reference only to female cattle, like Kamdhenu, and how we were benefited with milk, that means there must have been something which ensured that cows were more in number than bulls."


The Chief Minister has also announced a plan to construct cow shelters in tea garden areas to house seized cattles safely. And, the dung collected from the cattles will be used as fertilisers in the tea gardens.


The government of Assam has already introduced the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 which seeks to regulate slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattles.

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