Tripura Govt. Launched “Mukhyamantri Unnoato Godhan Prakalp”
- The Government of Tripura has launched a 3-year plan to introduce sex-sorted artificial insemination of cattle under the Mukhyamantri Unnoto Godhan Prakalpa(MUGP) scheme.
- It is aimed at making Tripura self-sufficient in milk production by ensuring that more cows are born through selective chromosome selection.
- With this system, it is estimated to achieve 90% cow births, while the current conventional artificial insemination method has a varying mix of cow and bull births.
- Earlier to Tirpura, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha and Maharashtra have adopted the sex sorted artificial insemination of livestock.