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MOU for production of Sex Sorted semen on Saturday

Dehradun:  In the presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat , an MOU for production of Sex Semen production will be handed over  between ULDB and Inguran Sexing Technology, LLC on August 11 (Saturday.) On this occasion Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal, Animal Husbandry Minister Rekha Arya and Cooperative Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Dharmpur legislator Vinod Chamoli will also be present.  The programmer will be held at Pashudhan bhawan of animal husbandry department on Mothrowala road.

 The project has been brought under National Mission on Bovine Productivity of the government of India.  The main aim of the project is to restrict the number of male animals and increase the number of female animals so that milk production could be raised and animals of good breed could be preserved and conserved. The government of India has selected ten top frozen semen production institutes in the country and Deep Frozen Semen Production Centre, Shyampur, Rishikesh was one of them. Uttarakhand become the first state to prepare and send the project proposal to the central government and the central government approved the project and gave its approval to the state government. Presently, Uttarakhand is the first state to get approval of the project.

 The main objective of the projects is to produce gender classified semen of indigenous animals and use it through artificial fertilization in cows and buffaloes for producing more female animals to increase milk production and restrict the number of male animals.

The projects to be run for five years will have a cost of Rs. 47.50 crore. The centre will contribute 90 per cent while the state government will contribute the remaining ten percent. Under the project, in the first year two lakh and then four years, three lakh sex semen doses each will be produced

Under the project, the Uttarakhand Livestock Development Board will have a contract with American company Inguran LLC Sexing Technology.  This is the only company in the world to have technical expertise in Sex Sorting of Semen technology.  Under this, the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ chromosomes are separated by machine and packed in semen straw.  IF female progeny is required then using ‘X’ chromosome semen straw could be used for artificial fertilization to produce a female progeny

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