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Indigenous ‘Milking Cow Machine’ In Krushi Odisha 2019


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17 January 2019

Bikash Das


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Bhubaneswar: Milking a cow is not as easy as it may look and moreover it is quite time-consuming. But Krushi Odisha 2019 saw indigenous machine which can milk a cow easily and effectively without any hassles. Priced at Rs 81,600, it can take out 15 percent more milk than the manual milking process. A discount of 5 percent is also provided for anyone who buys it in the exhibition.

Talking about the benefits of the milking machine, Alok Kumar Jena of Cine Enterprisers said, “Milking cows through machines provides profit for farmers when compared to milking it manually. We have invented a machine which is cow-friendly, cost-effective and beneficial to the farmers.”

“Firstly, if the farmer milks manually, he depends on labour force but with the machine any single person can install the machine very easily and milk number of cows one by one.Secondly, in manual milking only two teats of cows are milked at a time, but when the cow is milked through machine, it milks all the four teats together thereby saving time and energy. Thirdly, when a cow is milked manually, the whole milk of the cow is not extracted properly. This low amount and less fat content milk fetch fewer prices. But milking by machine extracts the whole milk of the cow which is beneficial to the farmer.” Moreover, the machine is very much cow friendly and would not affect the cow in any manner, he added.

Dr Ranjit Samantray, Chief District Veterinary Officer, Nuapada informed, “The schemes undertaken by the Odisha Government has doubled the income of the farmers. Odisha has turned into a role model and other States are ready to adopt it. To sustain the development of the farmers, the dairy of Odisha has to be developed. To achieve this, the different local breeds of cows have to be developed accordingly and milking has to be increased.”

The cow products are used for medicinal purposes also. The Government is given enough initiatives which even landless famers can easily use. We have to conserve the different local breeds of cows like Khariar breed, Gumsari breed, Binjarpuri breed, Mutu breed, Kalahandi breed and develop them,” opined Prakash Sahu, Gumusari Cattle Breed Society Secretary.

“The farmers outside Odisha have a few cows and are self-sustained and successful, but in Odisha there are farmers having scores of cows and still not doing well. The only thing which keeps them behind is lack of technology,” Alok said.

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Alok Jena

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Dr Ranjit Samantray, Chief District Veterinary Officer

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Prakash Sahu, Gumusari Cattle Breed Society Secretary