Rashtriya Gokul Mission
Rashtriya Gokul Mission
Rashtriya Gokul Mission scheme
The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched by the Government for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. The mission also envisages establishment of integrated cattle development centres ‘Gokul Grams to develop indigenous breeds including upto 40% nondescript breeds.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission is a focussed project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development, with an outlay of Rs 500 crore during for three years from 2014-15 to 2016-17.
Objectives of RGM:
- Development and conservation of indigenous breeds;
- Breed improvement programme for indigenous breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock;
- Enhancing milk production and productivity of bovine population by increasing disease free high genetic merit female population and check on spread of diseases ;
- Upgrading nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi ;
- Distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service;
- To bring all breedable females under organised breeding through AI or natural service using germ plasm of high genetic merits;
- To arrange quality Artificial Insemination (AI) services at farmers’ doorstep;
- To create e-market portal for bovine germplasm for connecting breeders and farmers;
- To increase trade of livestock and livestock products by meeting out sanitary and phyto sanitary (SPS) issues;
- To select breeding bulls of high genetic merit at a young age through application of genomics.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission is being implemented through “State Implementing Agencies (SIA) viz Livestock Development Boards. All Agencies having a role in indigenous cattle development are “Participating Agencies” like CFSPTI, CCBFs, ICAR, Universities, Colleges, NGO’s, Cooperative Societies.
Scheme is implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis Area of Operation:
Through out the country Target /Beneficiaries:
Rural cattle and buffalo keepers irrespective of caste, class and gender. Components:
Funds under the scheme are allocated for: a) establishment of Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres viz “Gokul Gram”; b) strengthening of bull mother farms to conserve high genetic merit Indigenous Breeds; c) establishment of Field Performance Recording (FPR) in the breeding tract d) assistance to Institutions/Institutes which are repositories of best germplasm; e) implementation of Pedigree Selection Programme for the Indigenous Breeds with large population; f) Establishment of Breeder’s Societies: Gopalan Sangh g) distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service h) incentive to farmers maintaining elite animals of indigenous breeds; i) heifer rearing programme; award to Farmers (“Gopal Ratna” ) and Breeders’ Societies (“Kamadhenu”); j) organization of Milk Yield Competitions for indigenous breeds and k) organization of Training Programme for technical and non technical personnel working at the Institute/ Institutions engaged in indigenous cattle development.
Procedure for applying:
State Governments are required to send the projects, duly assessed by the SIA to Government of India. Projects will be appraised and approved by Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC), Govt. of India.
General guidelines have been circulated to all the State Governments/ UT’s. Guidselines are available on the website www.dahd.nic.in
For Further details contact:
OM on Guidelines on implementation of Nation wide A.I program (NAIP) Phase II from 1st August 2020 to 31st May 2021- Click Here
Joint Commissioner (Animal Husbandry), Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries, Room No. 479 Tel Phone No. 23383699.
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