The Indian cow has pivotal place in the social, economical, political and spiritual spheres of Indian civilization. It is playing a key role in the economic development in India since ancient time. Vedic Literature says ‘Gou Sarve Sukhprada’ which implies cow gives all pleasure to human beings-wealth as well as health. Indian agriculture, health, hygiene and environment have been largely dependent on cow for thousands of years.

Fresh cow dung kills bacteria that cause malaria and TB. Cow dung is used for protection from atomic emission. Cow urine contains copper which transfers into gold in human body. Gold has power to destroy all pathogens. Cow urine also contains iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbonic acid, potash and lactase. It contains 24 types of salt and several useful medicines are made from cow urine.

In cow milk contains vitamin A, B, D, E, K, 7 types of minerals, 21 types of Amino Acid, 22 types of salt and 24 types of enzymes in an easy digestive form. When cow milk converts into curd, buttermilk and ghee more nutrients added in it. Panchgavya is made from cow’s milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine. Panchgavya is very effective against many human and plant diseases.

Importance of Gousalas

Earlier, every village in India had a gousala.

Deshi cows were protected and bred for pedigree purpose (to maintain original breeds in different climatic situation)

In every aspect, the cow is beneficial to man - the milk provides the required nutrition to the entire family, natural fertilizers and pesticides are manufactured from deshi cow dung. Deshi cow urine or Go-mutra is distilled for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes.

Cow dung is also used to line the floor and walls of buildings owing to its insect repellent properties.

In villages, in the cold weather, cow dung is used to line the walls of houses as a thermal insulator.

The dung is used for biogas and to generate electricity and heat.

The gas is a rich source of methane and is used in Rural areas of India to provide a renewable and stable source of electricity.

Revert to traditional, successful, low-cost farming methods.

Saving farmers from a life of hardship and debt.

One cow is able to provide food to 410,440 people during her life time, while her meat is sufficient for only 80 people.

One cow is sufficient to manure unto 30 acres of land

How to implement: Donate a Cow concept be promoted

To start with establish a goshalas of minimum 10 cows of Deshi (Local) breeds with one breeding bull

Deshi cow breeding farm should be developed

Donate a cow the concept may be used for establishing a goshalas. (Donation can be in the form of cow fodder, concentrates, shelter for the cow, drinking water for the cow etc. )

Organic fodder should be grown to get organic milk.

Organic milk can be sold at premium price.

Cow dung, urine can be used for making Jivamrut and organic pesticides.