Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the state-of-the-art Sex Sorted Semen Production Laboratory to be set up at a cost of Rs 47 crore 50 lakh under the National Gokul Mission in Bhopal on April 3. This second major laboratory of the country has been set up at the Central Institute of Semen, Bhadbhada. The cost of the project includes 60% of the Centre’s share and 40% of the State’s share.
90 percent of high breed female calves will be produced from semen doses to be made available to cattle rearers of the state from here.
Madhya Pradesh has reached the verge of milk revolution. In the near future, 90 percent female calves of high genetic quality such as Gir, Sahiwal, Tharparkar cows and Murrah buffaloes will be born in the state in the sex sorted semen facility project at Central Semen Institute, Bhopal. Due to the high number of female calves, there will be an unprecedented increase in milk production and the number of male calves will also not increase. Farmers will get more quantity of milk and their income will also increase significantly as they will get high quality milch cattle. The speed at which the state will reach the peak in milk production will increase. The first laboratory has been set up in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
As the high-quality cows and buffaloes will be available in the state, buying from other states will not be required anymore and this would also help in controlling diseases among cattle. Unnecessary expenditure incurred in the upbringing of male calves will also be saved. According to the contract signed between Madhya Pradesh State Livestock and Poultry Development Corporation and service provider company, 3 lakh each and 2 lakh semen dosages will be produced in the first 3 years and made available to the cattle rearers respectively.