PM Modi was speaking at the launch of a disease prevention programme for livestock at Mathura
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 11 said that "some people" get shocked when they hear words like "cow" and "Om".
"It is unfortunate that in India there are some people who are gripped with fear when they hear the words 'Om' or 'cow'. They think our nation has relegated to the 16th Century," PM Modi said while speaking at the launch of a disease prevention programme for livestock at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
"These ideas are used by those who want to destroy our country," PM Modi added.
The programme, called the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in livestock, will receive 100 percent funding from the central government till 2024.
The Rs 12,652 crore programme aims at vaccinating over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against FMD. The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 million female bovine calves annually in its fight against Brucellosis.
The programme has two components – to control the diseases by 2025, and eradication by 2030.
PM Modi also launched the National Artificial Insemination Programme before interacting with farmers.During his visit, he joined women in segregating plastic from waste at the 'Swachhta Hi Seva' programme.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.