Connect with us

Featured

After Pakistan Sold Buffaloes, Now Indian Army Auctions Over 16,000 Cows

Published

on

You must have recently read that the debt-ridden Pakistan government under PM Imran Khan collected Rs 23 lakh when it auctioned eight buffaloes kept by former PM Nawaz Sharif. Even though not really related, but the Indian Army has closed down 15 military farms and sold over 6,000 imported Frieswal cows.

The cows, according to reports, were sold to various States at a price of Rs 1,000 each and the Army plans to sell the remaining 9,000 high-yield milch cattle shortly. Furthermore, the remaining 24 military farms, a British-era legacy, will also be shortly closed down and land handed over to the local military authorities.

The decision to close down the army farms set up by the British to rear milch cattle for providing dairy products to the Armed forces was taken by the Government last year to improve teeth to tail ratio of the Army. It means more soldiers deployed for the operational role than static duties like maintenance of vehicles and farms amongst others.

The Indian Army has so far closed down 15 farms out of total 39 located all over the country. As regards 25,000 Frieswal cows, a cross breed between Holstein-Friesian cows of Netherlands and native Indian Sahiwal breed, the Army first decided to auction the milch cattle. Each cow can yield at an average of more than 3,500 litres of milk per lactation and costs Rs 1 lakh each.

However, there were no takers for the cows in the auction and the authorities then decided to sell each cow at a nominal price of Rs 1,000 each to various States provided they were ready to foot the transportation bill.

This project met success and 16,000 cows sold in the last few weeks. While 9,000 of the sold cattle were already dispatched the remaining 7,000 will be transported shortly, the officials added. Nagaland and West Bengal have already bought cows and some more States have shown interest, they said.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Featured9 mins ago

Indian Air Force Shows Its Prowess With ‘Swarm Drone Technology’; Tweets Images: Watch

In a recent tweet, the Indian Air Force has released images of its own swarm drone tests after news came...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

China Threatens India With A Weather Modification System That Can Cover 1.5 Times The Area Of Entire India

India and China are engaged in a border dispute in Eastern Ladakh for the past seven months, and their troops...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas13 hours ago

Is The UAE Threatening To Opt For Russian Su-57 Jets Over US’ Stealth F-35 Warplanes??

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned that if the US refuses to supply it with F-35 and MQ-9 Reaper...

india-russia india-russia
Featured14 hours ago

Indian, Russian Navy Hold PASSEX Exercise In The Eastern Indian Ocean Region

On the occasion of Navy Day, the Indian Navy is conducting a passage exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Navy in...

Pakistan-Turkey-Relations Pakistan-Turkey-Relations
Featured16 hours ago

After Backing Pakistan on Kashmir, Is Turkey’s Erdogan Hiring Syrian Mercenaries To Fight In The Valley?

For some time now, Turkey has been making attempts to grow its influence among the Muslims in South Asia in...

iran-israel iran-israel
Featured17 hours ago

Assassination Of Top Iranian Scientist Will Complicate Relations Between The US & Iran: Joe Biden

Joe Biden, the next President of the United States said the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is likely...

BRAHMOS BRAHMOS
Asia Pacific19 hours ago

From Rafales, Su-30 MKIs & Tejas, Why Next-Gen BrahMos Missile On Indian Air Force Jets Can Be A Game-Changer For India?

Amid the border row with China, the Indian armed forces successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in the past...

India-Pak-War-1971 India-Pak-War-1971
Asia Pacific20 hours ago

What Did Indira Gandhi Tell Naval Chief Before Indian Navy Bombed Karachi Port In 1971 War?

India marks 4 December as Navy Day to commemorate the Indian Navy’s attack on the Karachi port during the 1971...

Asia Pacific22 hours ago

Indian Navy To Counter Chinese Swarm Drones With New Guns That Can ‘Smash’ UAVs

Countries across the globe are looking for innovative ideas to check the menace of small drones or small unmanned aerial...

TYPHOONS TYPHOONS
Featured22 hours ago

Eurofighter Typhoons ‘Soar & Roar’ In Qatar As Royal Air Force Conducts Drills With Emiri Air Force

The British Royal Air Force and Qatar Emiri Air Force, for the first time in history, have come together for...

Advertisement
Advertisement