Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Sunday said that the state government would launch a scheme to distribute cows to around 5,000 families, while asserting that the move would help people to start earning in six months. “We are about to launch a scheme for distributing cows among 5,000 families. I am not against setting big industries but in that one has to invest Rs 10,000 crores for employing 2,000 people but if I give 10,000 cows to 5,000 families they will start earning in six months,” Biplab Deb said.

Further, the Chief Minister expressed his wish to domesticate cows, at his residence and consume its milk. He said that this would also inspire other people of the state to do the same and will help them fight malnutrition.

“Today I am announcing that I will start domestication of cows at the Chief Minister’s residence along with my family and will consume its milk. This will also inspire people of Tripura to do the same and would help fight malnutrition,” he said.

It must be noted that Biplab Deb had been in the limelight for his controversial comments. He had earlier advised the youth of Tripura to not to waste their crucial time and, instead, milk cows and run pan stalls for livelihood.

Deb earlier stirred controversy when he claimed that the internet and satellite were not something new but existed since the Mahabharata era, and continued to stand by his claim.