Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (Feb 11) while speaking in Vrindavan to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal to underprivileged children by NGO Akshaya Patra Foundation, said that we cannot repay repay the debt of cow’s milk as cow is an important element of India’s tradition and culture adding that government has taken several steps to improve the health of cattle.
“We cannot repay the debt of cow’s (gau mata) milk. The cow is an important element of India’s tradition and culture,” Modi said. He stressed his government has taken several steps to improve the health of cattle and started the Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
“Cattle rearers can now get a loan of up to Rs 3 lakh as the banks have opened the avenue for them,” he said. “We have decided to create the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog in the budget and proposed Rs 500 crore under it to look after the cow and its progeny,” the Prime Minister said.
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18 February, 2019