To improve the breed of cows in the country, cows of Indian breed, developed in Brazil, would be brought back to the country.

Haryana animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries minister, OP Dhankar on Wednesday said during his recent visit to Brazil, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Haryana Animal Husbandry Department and Association of Brazilian Cow Breeder for setting up a centre of excellence for improving the breeds of cows in the country with the help of Indian breeds developed in Brazil.

He said that cows of Indian breed, developed in Brazil, would be brought back to the country to improve the breed of cows here.

Dhankar said this wile interacting with the Animal Husbandry Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virender Kanwar, who called on him at his residence here today.

The minister said as per the geographical condition of Haryana, the concept of periurban farming is being implemented in the national capital region at a rapid pace so as to ensure income of Rs One lakh per acre to the farmers.

This initiative of the state government would help in realising Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision to double the income of farmers by 2022, he added.

Dhankar said that Centres of Excellence for vegetable and tropical fruits have been set up in Haryana with assistance of Israel. Now a modern dairy is being set up in Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar.