The government has approved a plan to boost up the economy through free distribution of American bulls’ semen worth Rs40 billion to improve breeding and guide farmers about changing their crop cultivation methods, the prime minister’s aide said.
“Cows will give the biggest jump to the economy through breed improvement” and will also ensure a win for the government in the coming elections, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, the newly appointed special assistant to PM on food security, said while sharing his plan with a group of journalists.
Three million American exotic sex semen will be freely distributed among farmers every year for the next three years to increase milk production from just four litres to 15 litres a cow, he added.
“This will inject Rs300 billion in the rural economy in the next three years with an investment of only Rs40 billion,” he added.
The plan mainly revolves around achieving targets that Prime Minister Imran Khan had set in his first speech after taking oath of office. It also meets the agriculture package announced by PTI’s financier Jahangir Tareen.
“If we are able to provide exotic semen free of cost, we will also win the next elections,” Cheema said.
“Some politicians questioned the prime minister that it will take 13 months for a cow to conceive and another nine months to deliver a calf and by that time, general elections will be over,” Cheema revealed.