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Rashtriya Gokul Mission: Government allocates funds for establishment of Gokul Grams

Date: 22 June 2019 Tags: Agriculture

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has sanctioned funds under RashtriyaGokul Mission for setting up of 21 Gokul Grams as Integrated Cattle Development Centres. So far four Gokul grams (Varanasi, Mathura, Patiala and Phora) have been completed and work is under progress in remaining 17 gokul grams.

About RashtriyaGokul Mission

It aims at conserving and developing indigenous breeds in focused and scientific manner and enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management. It comprises of two components namely National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP).

Objectives of Misssion: (i) Develope and conserve indigenous breeds (ii) Undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds for improving genetic makeup and increase stock. (iii) Enhance milk production and productivity. (iv) Upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Sahiwal, Gir, Rathi, Deoni, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar,(v) Distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Implementation: It is implemented through State Implementing Agency (SIA viz Livestock Development Boards). State Gauseva Ayogs are mandated to sponsor proposals to SIA’s (LDB’s) and monitor implementation of sponsored proposal. Besides, all Agencies having role in indigenous cattle development are “Participating Agencies” like CCBFs, CFSPTI, ICAR, Universities, Colleges, NGO’s, Cooperative Societies and Gaushalas with best germplasm.

Gokul Gram

  • It is Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres for breeding tracts of indigenous breeds. Gokul Grams is established (i) native breeding tracts and (ii) near metropolitan cities for housing the urban cattle.
  • It act as Centres for development of Indigenous Breeds and a dependable source for supply of high genetic breeding stock to the farmers in the breeding tract. It also functions as state of the art in situ training centre for Farmers, Breeders and MAITRI’s.
  • It seeks to be self sustaining and generate economic resources from sale of A2 milk, organic manure, vermi-composting, urine distillates, and production of electricity from bio gas for in house consumption and sale of animal products.
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