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  • 20 July, 2022

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Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) aims at upliftment of dairy farmers making dairying more remunerative.

About RGM

Rashtriya Gokul Mission comprises two components namely:

1: the national program for bovine breeding

2: the national mission for bovine productivity

  • The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
  • The aim of the scheme is the development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds, genetic up-gradation of the bovine population, and enhancement of milk production and productivity of bovines
  • It is also a step toward enhancing the farmer's income

The objective of the scheme

  • To enhance the productivity of bovines and sustainably increase milk production using advanced technologies.
  • To propagate the use of high genetic merit bulls for breeding purposes.
  • To enhance Artificial insemination coverage through the strengthening of the breeding network and delivery of Artificial insemination services at farmers' doorstep.
  • To promote indigenous cattle & buffalo rearing and conservation scientifically and holistically.

Achievement of the Scheme:

  • Under the implementation of the Nationwide Artificial Insemination (AI) Programme Artificial Insemination services have been made available free of cost at farmers’ doorstep.
  • Sex sorted semen production has been introduced in the country for the production of only female calves with up to 90% accuracy. The use of sex-sorted semen will be a game changer not only for enhancing milk production but also for limiting the stray cattle population
  • 16 Gokul Grams and 2 National Kamdhenu Breeding Centre have been established for the development and conservation of indigenous breeds scientifically and holistically.

Various initiatives under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  • Gopal Ratna Awards: the farmer who maintain the best herd of indigenous breed and practices best management practices.
  • Kamdhenu award: it is for the best managed indigenous herd by institution/trust/ Ngo or best-managed breeders societies.
  • National Kamdhenu Breeding center: this is being established as a centre of excellence to develop and conserve indigenous breeds holistically and scientifically.
  • Pashu Sanjivni; is an animal wellness program encompassing the provision of animal health cards along with UID identification and uploading data to a national database.

Source: PIB

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