GUWAHATI: The State Government's stress on the white revolution seems to tread a pragmatic path with the arrival of 108 gir cows at the Gorukhuti Dairy Farm at Sipajhar from Gujarat today.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had talks with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Gujarat Chief Minister as well for more production of milk in Assam.
A gir cow yields 10-15 litres of milk per day under favourable climate conditions. Moreover, the dairy industries rate the milk of gir cow as the premier milk.
Gorukhuti Dairy Farm Chairman Padma Hazarika and others had gone to Gujarat to bring gir cows to Assam. And today, the farm brought 108 such cows to the state.
Interestingly, three of the cows gave birth to calves on their way to Gorukhuti.
The farm is to bring 1,000 gir cows from Gujarat. By March 2022, the number of such cows at the farm will be 500.