Q. Consider the following statements regarding IndiGau
1. It is India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of all the cattle species
2. These chips are launched by the Ministry of Science & Technology
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Recently Union Minister of Science & Technology has launched “IndiGau’. 

  • IndiGau is India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc. 
  • Developed by: National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NAIB), Hyderabad, an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology. 

Source: Union Minister releases ‘IndiGau’ SNP based chip for conservation of cattle breeds