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Minister stands by cow remarks, says they are based on ‘research studies’

Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani has claimed that cows inhale and exhale oxygen.  

 

Unfazed by criticism for his remarks that cow is the only animal to ‘exhale oxygen’, Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani on Tuesday stood by his claim, saying his comments were based on “research websites.”

“I read this fact on research websites and it recently appeared in a magazine. It said cows inhale and exhale oxygen and I included this in my speech on Saturday,” he said.

He reiterated that one could also refer to “research studies.”

Various studies have been conducted on the cow, its urine and dung and “people need to understand its scientific values,” he said.

“The Gaumutra’s benefits and its medicinal values are well known and people use and take its benefits. The burning of cow dung makes the environment free of harmful microorganisms and mosquitoes, making the place suitable for living,” he said. “Scientific journals and research papers are the basis of my statements.”


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