Cow’s urine selling at higher rates than milk in Rajasthan

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Besides being used for Hindu religious rituals, cow urine is also is used for medicinal purposes and for organic farming as an alternative to pesticides

The Hush Post: Adding a new source of income for the dairy farmers, cow’s urine is fetching more money for the dairy owners in Rajasthan than the cow’s milk itself.

Many dairy owners are using cow urine extensively in organic farming and religious rituals and now it is selling at up to Rs 30 a litre in the wholesale while cow’s milk is sold between Rs 22 and Rs 25 for a litre, a report said.

Cow’s urine selling at higher rates than milk in Rajasthan
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It was reported that the dairy owners now selling cow urine also, their earnings have increased up to 30 per cent, a report by The Economic Times said. In wake of a high demand for the cow urine, the dairy owners are selling urine of high breed cows, such as Gir and Tharparkar, at Rs 15-Rs 30 per litre, the report said.

Besides being used for Hindu religious rituals, cow urine is also is used for medicinal purposes and for organic farming as an alternative to pesticides. The cow urine is also used by people for medicinal purposes and religious rituals like “yagna” and “anchgavyam” during “janaau” ceremony, it was reported.

But in order to collect cows’ urine, the dairy owners have to stay awake during nights lest it gets spoiled.

From buying the cow urine, the traders further sell it at Rs 30 to Rs 50 per litre in retail.  “I sell one litre of cow urine between Rs 30 and Rs 50. The demand for urine is high among organic farmers who use it as pesticides,” Om Prakash Meena, a Jaipur-based milk trader was quoted as saying in the report.

Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology is one of the biggest buyers of the cow urine. The university buys about 300-500 litres of cow urine every month for organic farming. It costs the University about Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, the report said.

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