As part of the SVAROP programme, the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) has received 50 proposals from various academic and research institutes to study the beneficial effects of cow urine and milk. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Y S Chowdhary, the Minister of State in the Science and Technology Ministry, informed that at a brainstorming-cum-consultative workshop which was held at IIT Delhi, the concept ideas and proposals related to the SVROP programme were discussed. The programme also included discussions on research and development aspects of cow derivatives.
SVAROP is an acronym for Scientific Validation And Research On 'Panchgavya'. 'Panchgavya' is a concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee.
About the proposals, the minister said, "Consequently, about 50 Research and Development (R&D) proposals have been received by IIT-D from various academic and research institutes besides voluntary organisations."Read also: Cow Urine Helped Government Officer Recover From Illness: BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi
The government has also set a national steering committee (NSC) for the commencement of the SVAROP programme. Secretaries of scientific departments, senior scientists and three members linked to RSS and VHP are members of the committee. Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan is the chairman of the NSC and Vijay Bhatkar is the co-chairman. Vijay Bhatkar is also famous as the architect of the Param supercomputer series, and is also linked to the RSS-affiliated Vijyan Bharti.
(With inputs from PTI)
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