Patna: There was a lot of talk about Lalu Prasad Yadav and his love for cows in Bihar’s politics. The stories of cows and cattle were narrated by Lalu often. On Wednesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also narrated stories related to cow while describing himself as a cow lover.
Nitish Kumar said that he gets up early morning in the morning and visits cowshed.
He said that one-third of the income from the agriculture sector comes from the animal husbandry sector, which government want to increase further. Inaugurating the first ever installation day function of Bihar Animal Sciences University in Patna, Chief Minister said that in the third agricultural road map from 2017 to 2022, work is being done for the development of agriculture and other related fields. Subjects like land, education, irrigation, animal, fish and environment have been given a special place in the agricultural road map.
Nitish Kumar said that when we took over the responsibility of chief minister, the state’s green cover area was 9 per cent. In the agricultural road map, it was set to be up to 15 per cent. According to the survey report, it is expected that we will soon be able to achieve this goal.
The Chief Minister said that the percentage of indigenous animals breed is better Bihar than the rest of the country. Emphasizing on promoting indigenous breed cows, he said that there is a need to make arrangements for the domestic seam.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister honoured Agricultural Scientists Dr. Alauddin Ahmed, Dr. H. R. Mishra and Dr. RR B Singh with a shawl and symbol. The Chief Minister also honoured successful farmer farmers and entrepreneurs. This program was addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Animal and Fisheries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras, besides many officials and scientists.