Central government launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission

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The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing the scheme of Rashtriya Gokul Mission to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds in a focused and scientific manner. The scheme comprises of two components namely National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP).

Objectives :

Rashtriya Gokul Mission aims to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition. 

  • Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.
  • Undertaking breed improvement programmes for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock.
  • Enhancing milk production and productivity.
  • Upgrading nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi.
  • Distributing disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Initiatives under Rashtriya Gokul Mission :

  • Establishment of integrated cattle development centres ‘Gokul Grams’ to develop indigenous breeds.
  • Awards for encouraging farmers and breeder societies to rear Indigenous breeds of Bovines. 
  • Gopal Ratna award for farmers maintaining the best herd of Indigenous Breed and practising best management practices.
  • Kamdhenu award for best managed Indigenous Herd by Institutions/Trusts/ NGOs/ Gaushalas or best-managed Breeders’ Societies.
  • Pashu Sanjivni Programme encompassing the provision of Animal Health cards (‘Nakul Swasthya Patra’) along with UID identification and uploading data on National Data Base.