NEW DELHI:New Delhi: Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday launched e-pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals. On the occasion of the National Mission on Bovine productivity, the Centre through the portal will provide all details at a single platform, including availability of bovine germplasm.
The minister, while launching the portal, said that it would become a platform for sell of bovines, including information on semen, embryos and live animals with all the agencies and stake holders in the country. Singh stated that the portal would make the farmers aware of availability of quality disease free bovine germplasm with different agencies in the country.
“India has the largest bovine population in the world. India accounts for 14 per cent of the world cattle population, while share for buffalo alone is 53 per cent. The indigenous varieties are endowed with quality of heat tolerance, resistance to diseases and survive with little inputs,” Singh said.
Since there is no authentic organised market for animals, the portal is likely to help fill in the vacuum. The portal will also connect the farmers with the milk cooperatives in the country.