In a recent paper, Anagol, Etang and Karlan (2013) consider the income generated by these owning a cow or a buffalo in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The net profit generated ignoring labour costs, gives rise to a small positive rate of return. Once any reasonable estimate of labour costs is added to costs, the rate of return is a large negative number. The authors conclude that households holding this type of assets do not behave according to the tenets of capitalism.

The livestock wealth of India is one of the highest in world. India is the world’s largest exporter of buffalo meat and accounts for 58 per cent of the world's buffalo population. Buffalo in India contributes about 30% of total meat production in the country. However despite this potential and growth, the sector is not well integrated.

Despite a relatively successful vaccination campaign undertaken by the Animal Disease Control Project of the government, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks have been reported from different par

Punjab government will spend Rs1.4 billion to increase meat and milk production in the province.

The Supreme Court on Monday directed concerned organizations to shift Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh.

Mumbai: The sudden spurt in leopard attacks and increased instances of leopard spotting around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) are primarily due to the high density of human population and concentration of small prey on the periphery, a year-long study has revealed.

The study, “Mumbaikars for SGNP”, was conducted by the forest department and the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore and found that there are at least 21 leopards in the national park.

Guwahati: The famed abode on one-horned Indian rhino and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park in Assam has faced tough challenge to keep rampaging rhino poachers under check basically because of growing number of settlements suspected illegal migrants from Bangladesh around the Park’s core area.

The poachers have been virtually on rampage in the Park since the beginning of this year killing nine precious rhinos so far in the Park, according to official figures.

Amul Procures Record 164L Kg Milk Per Day

Vadodara: Gujarat—the cradle of India’s White Revolution—has beaten Punjab in milk production by emerging as the fourth largest milk producing state of India, world’s largest milk producer.

Amul, the homegrown milk brand, marketed by Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) on its part is registering an all-time record high milk collection this winter making the US $3.6 billion brand even stronger.

ITANAGAR: Researchers from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), near here have claimed to spot three endangered species of vultures at Dying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in East Siang district, during the course of research studies.

The team of researchers including Dr Daniel Mize, RGU Assistant Professor and Junior Research fellow Rajat Chetry who, underwent research studies here for a week recently, as part of a project to assess vulture population status in Siang region, said that they have come across several species of vulture, out of which three endangered species – Gyps Bengalensis, Gyps Indicus and Gyps Tenuirostris were also recorded.

Zimbabwe has lost a total of 190 elephants due to water shortage this year, according to wildlife authorities.