What if you were told that there is a cattle breed that is smaller than a Great Dane, but produces milk that is richer than cream? You might think it’s a joke, but the truth is that they exist. Meet the Punganur cow, a rare and unique breed that originated from the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh in southern India.
Punganur cows gained popularity and attention recently when Prime Minister Narendra Modi fed and caressed the cows at his residence on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14, 2024. He posted a video of him feeding the cows on his Instagram account, which went viral on social media. People were amazed and curious about the breed and its characteristics. PM Modi’s gesture was also seen as a way of promoting the conservation and awareness of the indigenous cattle breeds of India. By showing his love and respect for the Punganur cow, he also showed his appreciation for the rich and diverse heritage of India. The Punganur cow is a treasure of India that deserves to be preserved and promoted.