Did You Know?

In 1971,Government of India sought the advice of Ford Foundation on agricultural production in India.

They made some ridiculous recommendations without realising the socio-economic conditions of India:

1. Tax on Cattle
(Bizzare, right?)

(1/n)
2. Compulsory confinement of all bulls kept for natural service.
(Who cares for Animal Rights?)

3. Mandatory castration of all young bulls not required for breeding.
(Seriously?)

4. Compulsary sterilization of surplus cows.

5. Enact law prohibiting open grazing.

(2/n)
This was 1971,mind you. We were dealing with extreme poverty & East Pakistan.

And the Indian Government,instead of seeking advice from Indians, went to the Goras for counsel.

Thank god, this didn't materialize, for India would have slid under further economic depression.

(3/n)
These 'Foundations', with their vested interests have ALWAYS meant harm for India. Their aims are clear,not for nothing are they called 'Breaking India Forces'

This is why reining in all the NGOs getting foreign money from such Organizations is important.

Thank you @AmitShah 🙏🏻

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