GUWAHATI, March 2 - BJP legislator Suman Haripriya today said that cow urine and cow dung could have the potential to be used for finding cure for coronavirus.
She made the observation while raising the issue of cattle smuggling in the Legislative Assembly as �Special Mention� under Rule 301.
Haripriya said that cow urine, cow dung, milk and other cow-based products have many medicinal properties and there is ample scientific evidence to prove it. Such items are used as ingredients for medicinal purposes, said the MLA
She said that many cow-based products have been used for treatment of serious ailments, like cancer, at some places.
�I believe that such products could also be used to find a cure for coronavirus,� said the ruling party MLA.
Haripriya pointed to media reports regarding incidents of cattle smuggling in the State and said that a concerted effort is needed to curb the menace.
She claimed that Bangladesh is becoming rich by exporting beef which comes from cattle smuggled from Assam.
Haripriya said that smugglers are using some remote and riverine routes to carry out such activities after facing police pressure since the BJP-led government came to power in the State. She called upon the State government to act tough on the issue so that the problem can be eradicated.
In his reply, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary said that since assuming office the present government has taken steps to check incidences of cattle smuggling.
Patowary said that between June 1, 2016, and February 22 this year, a total of 889 cases have been registered in the State concerning smuggling of cattle.
During this period, 1,130 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in such incidents and 309 vehicles used for transport of smuggled cattle have been seized. In addition, 14,759 cattle have been recovered during operations against such elements, the Minister added.
�I want to assure the House that the government is fully committed to eradicate the problem,� said Patowary.