BJP government in UP prepares proposal to set pharmacy that will package cow urine

“Not just for medicinal purpose, we will promote cow urine as a health-giving drink. We have prepared a plan and will discuss it with Ayurveda department in Lucknow for approval. Drinking 10 ml to 20 ml cow urine daily will act as a preventive against seasonal diseases, like fever, cough and stomach-related ailments. Daily consumption of cow urine will also help increase people’s immunity. Our aim is to make cow urine easily available to common public.”

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Mar 21 2018 1:33PM | Updated Date: Mar 21 2018 1:33PM
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The government led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared a proposal to set ayurvedic pharmacy that will collect, process and sell packaged bottles of cow urine.

According to the report published in the Times of India this ayurvedic pharmacy at Pilibhit, which is one of the two in Uttar Pradesh, has prepared a proposal to collect, process and sell packaged bottles of cow urine, which presently supplies ayurvedic medicines prepared here to government centres in 16 districts of western UP.

Quoting Dr Prakash Chandra Saxena, principal and superintendent of Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Pilibhit, the report said, “Not just for medicinal purpose, we will promote cow urine as a health-giving drink. We have prepared a plan and will discuss it with Ayurveda department in Lucknow for approval. Drinking 10 ml to 20 ml cow urine daily will act as a preventive against seasonal diseases, like fever, cough and stomach-related ailments. Daily consumption of cow urine will also help increase people’s immunity. Our aim is to make cow urine easily available to common public.”

The report futher quoted Saxena saying: “We are considering to contact dairies and gaushalas (cow shelters) run by the government or NGOs. We will soon discuss with experts and director of the Ayurveda department to chalk out details of the project.”

Apart from supplying packaged bottles of cow urine, the pharmacy has decided to prepare herbal medicines using cow urine from this month, the report mentioned.

“The state government has placed the order and we will start making medicines using cow urine by this month. These drugs will be used in curing several ailments, including fever, jaundice, piles and stomach- and liver-related diseases. Several researches have shown that cow urine, which is an integral part of ayurveda, is beneficial for health,” the report quoted Dr Naresh Chandra Gangwar, incharge of the pharmacy as having said.

“At a later stage, we may plan to prepare medicines using cow urine for other diseases, including cancer and skin-related problems. As ayurvedic medicines have no side-effects, its demand is increasing in the country,” the report quoted Gangwar as further having said.

In July 2017, the Centre set up a 19-member panel, including three members linked to the RSS and VHP, to carry out what it said will be scientifically validated research on cow derivatives including urine, and their benefits, according to an inter-departmental circular and members of the panel, mentioned the report.

The government has given the project the acronym SVAROP, which stands for Scientific Validation and Research on Panchagavya, and says it is a “national programme” that is being conducted by the department of science and technology, department of bio-technology, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of the ministry of science and technology in collaboration with IIT-Delhi, the report mentioned.

The Adityanath government has also cleared setting up 1000-capacity gaushalas (cow-shelters) in seven districts of the state and 16 urban locations in phase one of a giant project which could see the UP government help build such shelters in every block of the state, the report said.

The government will help build these new cow shelters with proper sheds and boundary walls and a committee under the district collector is being set up to maintain them with help of NGOs and public, mentioned the report.