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Rashtriya Gokul Mission Scheme

Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition has formulated this mission.

Objectives

  • To undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock.
  • To enhance milk production and productivity of indigenous bovines.
  • To upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi as reported by NDRI Karnal.
  • To distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds for natural service.

Benefits

  • Establishment of Village level Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres or Gokul Grams.
  • Strengthening of bull mother farms to conserve high genetic merit Indigenous Breeds.
  • Establishment of Field Performance Recording (FPR) in the breeding tract.
  • Assistance to Institutions/Institutes which are repositories of best germplasm.
  • Implementation of Pedigree Selection Programme for the Indigenous Breeds with large population.
  • Establishment of Breeder‟s Societies: Gopalan Sangh.
  • Distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.
  • Incentive to farmers for maintaining elite animals of indigenous breeds.
  • Heifer rearing programme on 25% subsidy basis.
  • Award to Farmers (“Gopal Ratna” ) and Breeders‟ Societies ( “Kamadhenu” )
  • Organization of Milk Yield Competitions for indigenous breeds.
  • Organization of Training Programme for technical and non technical personnel working at the Institutions engaged in cattle development.

Nodal Agency

State Implementing Agency (SIA viz Livestock Development Boards).

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