Guwahati: The Assam government has inducted at least 108 Gir cows from Gujarat for Garukhuti project in the state.
Reportedly, the Gir cows have been brought by train till Rangiya and later sent them to Gorukhuti by truck. At least 15 youths have been trained for the mega project.
According to official reports, the Gir cows have been brought from Bhavnagar, which claims to produce 14-15 litres of milk per day.
A team under the leadership of MLA of Sootea constituency Padma Hazarika met Gujarat Minister of Agriculture and Veterinary Raghavji Patel. It was confirmed that around 500 out of 2,000 Gir cows will be inducted into the state by March 2022.
Moreover, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke to Gujarat chief minister Bhupendrabhai Patel in connection to it.
Notably, the Assam budget has allocated Rs 9.60 crore for the Garukhuti project. The project aims to promote afforestation and agriculture activities.