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Narsinghi annual cattle carnival organised in Hyderabad
"Narsinghi Cattle Angadi" is an annual Cattle Carnival that takes place during the Sankranti Festivities, near Hyderabad, Telangana. For over 150 years, Narsinghi Angadi is been celebrating Milk Yielding Cattle and Dairy trade. It is been cherished practice to bring Cattle from all over India to showcase and celebrate them.

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, Member of Parliament, Chevella Constituency participated in the carnival and in his address to the gathering said that, "While chasing the industrial scale dairy dreams, We forgot to preserve the ancient native wisdom of careful crossbreeding. Due to this neglect, Pure desi cows are likely to disappear within this decade. A crucial defect in India's milk policy is an over-rating of the benefits of crossbreeds and an underrating of the robustness of Native cows."

"The pure indigenous Indian cow is one of the country's biggest economic assets. The extinction of this breed has a catastrophic and unimagined impact on lakhs of people.Milk is not just nutritious drink, it a sacred drink. Hundreds of Millions of us believe that It's a daily dose of blessings from the divine. Nearly 63% of the protein in our diet comes from milk. Young or the old, rich or the poor, our faith in milk is deep rooted. Milk is a bigger driving force of our agro-economy than paddy, wheat or sugar. Similarly, Cows have been the most crucial backbone of India's rural economy."

A dramatic turnaround is still possible. Still, there is an opportunity to revive native cow breeds in India before the original genes are completely diluted or lost.

Reddy also gave detailed information related to Cattle Breeds and Breeding, which are as follows:

Over 800 Cattle breeds are recognised on earth, India has 37 pure breeds. 5 of them are known for their milking prowess - Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi. Kankrej, Ongole and Hariana are used for both milking and for pulling heavy loads.

India is the largest milk producer in the world. Ahead of China, America, Pakistan and Brazil, Yes. We have the world's biggest cattle herd too, but the individual yield per cow is very low. It's just 3.23 kgs, compared to a global average of 6.68 kgs.

The best breed of Indian subcontinent belonged to undivided Punjab. Post-Partition,  It went to Pakistan and the numbers dwindled rapidly in India. We began looking at ways to make more milk.

Israel is a naturally dairy deprived country. In just 40 years, they developed their own crossbreed cow that consistently gave 26 kg milk per day. Israel inspired India along with many other countries. In the 1960s, Government began cross breeding Desi cows with imported bulls and semen.

A herd capable of 8,000-kg per lactation was imported from Israel. once they landed in Bengaluru, the cows simply refused to eat. So their feed too had to be imported. When the cows were finally milked, the yield was a shocking 2,200 kg!!

Same was the story with Koraput in Odisha.

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