Tripura CM Biplab Deb serious about 'milking cow', to distribute bovines to 5,000 families
AGARTALA: Days after advising the youths to milk cows for livelihood, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that he will distribute cows to 5,000 families to motivate cattle rearing in the northeastern state.

Deb further announced that he will introduce cows at the Chief Minister’s official residence and so that his families’ milk demand is fulfilled from it.

''Today, I am announcing that I will start domestication of cows at the CM residence along with my family and will consume its milk. This will also inspire people of Tripura to do the same and would help fight malnutrition,''the Tripura CM said.

''We're about to launch a scheme for distributing cows among 5,000 families. I'm not against setting big industries but in that one has to invest Rs 10,000 crores for employing 2,000 people but if I give 10,000 cows to 5,000 families they'll start earning in 6 months, Deb said.

''Is there any industry that starts giving income in six month’s time, it takes six months for purchasing land,” he asked.

Deb said this at the end of the valedictory program of the three-day ‘Chintan Shibir’ at Pragna Bhavan in Agartala on Sunday.

The young Tripura CM had sometimes back advised the youths of his state to milk cows instead of running after politicians for a government job.

“There should be a cow in every house. Why run after 'netas' for government jobs? Milk is being sold at Rs 50 per litre. Graduates should get cows and milk them to earn Rs 10 lakh in 10 years instead of running after political parties,” Deb said.

Deb made these remarks while speaking at a seminar organised by the Tripura Veterinary Council at Agartala.

The Chief Minister had earlier been in the news for criticisng model-actor Diana Hayden and his views on the existence of internet during Mahabharat.

He went further to suggest that if milking cows does not work, opening a 'paan' shop, too, could be a good career choice.