Cattle races and Jallikattu: the return of the festivals

Cattle races and Jallikattu: the return of the festivals

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change under the Government of India today modified its own notification of 2011 paving way to the return of desi festivals as Jallikattu, Bull races and Bullock-cart races. The notification dated 7 January 2016 exempts...
Why observe an International Vulture Awareness Day?

Why observe an International Vulture Awareness Day?

The first Saturday of every September is observed as the ‘International Vulture Awareness Day’. The sharp decline in vulture population of South-Asia is often linked to Diclofenac, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in animal treatment.

Dissection of animals: UGC deadline is over

Dissection of animals: UGC deadline is over

  The deadline was 30th July 2015 and it is over. University Grants Commission (UGC) wanted the Vice-chancellors of all the Universities in India to send in their ‘action taken report’ on its directions to scrap animal dissections ¬†and the guidelines...
Employment Guarantee Scheme for Dairy farmers launched

Employment Guarantee Scheme for Dairy farmers launched

It may be a small step. Yes. But in the right direction. Thiruvananthapuram Regional Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (TRCMPU) has just launched a novel and inspiring dole scheme to their milk producers. Termed as ‘Dairy Farmers’ Employment...
‘Jallikattu’, the bull taming sport :  Will it be back?

‘Jallikattu’, the bull taming sport : Will it be back?

The ‘Jallikattu’, the popular bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu may come back shortly. According to newspaper reports, Mr Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment has assured the people of Tamil Nadu on 17th June 2015, that the Government of India...
Quality ‘check’ @ Mother Dairy: confusing reports

Quality ‘check’ @ Mother Dairy: confusing reports

Mother Dairy was an initiative of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It was commissioned in 1974 as NDDB’s wholly owned subsidiary. Since then, Mother Dairy was producing and marketing milk and milk products in New Delhi and National Capital Region with a...