Govt. plans research on ‘indigenous’ cows

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  • February 18, 2020
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Govt. plans research on ‘indigenous’ cows

Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- Govt Policy

In news:

  • Government has unveiled a programme to research on ‘indigenous’ cows. (SUTRA PIC or Scientific Utilisation Through Research Augmentation-Prime Products from Indigenous Cows)
  • Funded by multiple scientific ministries, the initiative, SUTRA PIC, is led by the Department of Science and Technology 

Five themes: 

  • Uniqueness of Indigenous Cows, 
  • For Medicine and Health,
  • For Agricultural Applications, 
  • For Food and Nutrition, 
  • Cows-based utility items.


  • To perform scientific research on complete characterisation of milk and milk products derived from Indian indigenous cows 
  • Scientific research on nutritional and therapeutic properties of curd and ghee prepared from indigenous breeds of cows by traditional methods; development of standards for traditionally processed dairy products of Indian-origin cow

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