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India’s livestock population (2012 Livestock census). Courtesy Livestock has played a crucial role in the Indian economy since pre-historic times. The cow and cow products like milk, ghee, meat and hide are mentioned in almost all religious texts of Hinduism. In the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna is shown to have a close association with cows. In the Rigveda, there is description of a yagna to increase wealth generation from cows. In modern times, livestock continues to be the mainstay of the rural economy. In our country, approximately twenty million people are dependent upon livestock for their livelihood. Being a reliable