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Rashtriya Gokul Mission
Aug 02, 2014

The potential to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition is immense, for this it is essential to promote conservation and development of indigenous breeds. The Rashtriya Gokul Mission aims to conserve and develop indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. Rashtriya Gokul Mission is a focussed project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development, with an outlay of Rs 500 crore during the 12th Five Year Plan. During 2014-15 Rs 150 crores will be allocated for development, preservation and conservation of indigenous breeds.

The Mission will be implemented with the objectives to: 

  • Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.

  • Undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock.

  • Enhance milk production and productivity.

  • Upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi.

  • Distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission will be implemented through the State Implementing Agency (SIA viz Livestock Development Boards). State Gauseva Ayogs will be given the mandate to sponsor proposals to the SIA’s and monitor implementation of the sponsored proposal. All Agencies having a role in indigenous cattle development will be the Participating Agencies like CFSPTI, CCBFs, ICAR, Universities, Colleges, NGO’s, Cooperative Societies and Gaushalas with best germplasm .

The funds under the scheme will be allocated for: 

  • Establishment of Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres viz Gokul Gram.

  • 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 g) distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service .

  • Incentive to farmers maintaining elite animals of indigenous breeds.

  • Heifer rearing programme; 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 Institute/Institutions engaged in indigenous cattle development.

 

 


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