Cow, its urine and dung on Rajya Sabha discussion menu

B K Hariprasad of the Congress, who supported the resolution, said there should not be any discrimination against buffaloes or bulls

Written by Anand Mishra | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2017 7:13 am
Opposition members protest in the well of Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo/ TV GRAB)

Cows are the only animal that inhale as well as exhale oxygen; ghee made of cow’s milk contains 47 per cent oxygen; and “gaumutra (cow’s urine)” in sugarcane field will ensure longer, thicker and sweeter sugarcane and yield more sugar, BJP MPs said in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

The remarks were made during a discussion on a private-member resolution moved, and subsequently withdrawn, by DMK’s T Siva, seeking steps for protection of indigenous cattle breed. B K Hariprasad of the Congress, who supported the resolution, said there should not be any discrimination against buffaloes or bulls. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government could keep in mind the suggestions offered by Siva.

In the resolution, Siva sought amendment in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to exempt bulls from application of provisions that restrict their utility and training for various purposes. Siva also batted for saving diesel by “replacing tractors with cattle for…ploughing and transportation”. Nine of 10 MPs who spoke on the issue supported Siva’s resolution. Jairam Ramesh opposed it, saying the resolution was aimed at Jallikattu more than protecting the indigenous breed of cattle and promoting organic manure, as was made out by the DMK member.

Basavaraj Patil, BJP MP from Karnataka, said, “Ghee made of cow’s milk has up to 47 per cent oxygen. Cow is the only animal which takes oxygen and gives back oxygen.” He claimed that if a cow carcass is buried, its “chemical action” is worth fertilizer amounting to Rs 8,000. La Ganesan of the BJP said he was happy to see a DMK member bringing a resolution that should have been brought by a BJP member, and that he “wholeheartedly” supported it.

Meghraj Jain of BJP claimed that scientists researching on wheat at an institute in Karnal, Haryana, have said that cattle urine mixed with water for irrigation will increase productivity. “If cow urine is used in sugarcane farms, the sugarcane will be longer, thicker and sweeter, and will yield more sugar,” he said. Jain also claimed that an experiment done at Mumbai’s Tata Cancer Hospital had found that haemoglobin level of patients using cow urine does not fall even after chemotherapy.

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  1. M
    Mar 18, 2017 at 2:08 am
    A cow along with its u r i n e and d u n g is more use full to common men than many Indian politicians with their t r e a c h e r o u s brains and c o r r u p t i o n filled s m e l l y mouths! lt;br/gt;A cow gives and gives and such politician s u c k s and s u c k s till the last drop of b l o o d !
    1. V
      Mar 18, 2017 at 3:25 am
      We,Indians will have to content with the best available brains of our rulers. If they can only get to grip with cow dung then so be it.Let us wait and see what this discussion will do to alleviate our nation's problems.If nothing happens then we know that, the topic of discussion and their brain are made of are similar matter.
      1. A
        Atma Prakash
        Mar 18, 2017 at 5:21 am
        yes it is rajya sabha menu not in lok sabha menu coz opposition do not want to discuss other than these topics
        1. A
          Mar 18, 2017 at 4:25 am
          Parliament is being filled with illiterate s who doesn't have even basic scientific knowledge! They want to take country backwards by few centuries!!
          1. F
            Mar 18, 2017 at 7:30 am
            This shows utter nonsense when matric fail and duplicate certi.ficate mlas are running the country including Nalayak Donkey. Protection is necessary but this is what the knowledge level of so called mlas. Cow is othe only animal that inhall/exhall oxygen. Cow is good for plants as well as human consumtion of cow u.rin.e can cure us. LMFAO. This kind of desperate fake statements is discussed in the name and excuse of cow protection. RS have become animal sh.ed as if hen, goat, sheep, duck etc dont inhall/exhall oxygen.elephants etc wow.. what a knowledge... i bow to every mp,mla,pm,opposition,ruling govt with respect with such knowledge level. Even the scientist/doctors/biologist will be ashamed with that knowledge level.
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