Cattle rearing has been a traditional livelihood in India and is closely related to the agricultural economy. Since December 2014, PM Narendra Modi in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has initiated the Rashtriya Gokul Mission plan for the development and preservation of native bovine species. For the rural farmers in the country, this scheme is important for increasing milk production and productivity of bovines in order to meet the growing demand for milk.
- Scheme Name: Rashtriya Gokul Mission
- Scheme Implemented: 2014 (continued for 2021 to 2026)
- Scheme Fund Allocated: Rs. 2400 crore
- Type of Government Scheme: Central Government Scheme
- Sector Scheme: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
- Website to Apply: https://dahd.nic.in/
- Helpline No: NA
Key features of Rashtriya Gokul Mission
|Focused project under||National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development – NPBBD|
|Beneficiaries||Country’s farmers and Pastoralists|
|Funding pattern||100% grant-in-aid basis with few exceptions,
• Cow/Buffalo Breeding Farm: Rs. 4 Crore
• Pig Breeding Farm: Rs. 1 Crore
• Chicken Breeding Farm: Rs. 60 lakhs
• Goat breeding Farm: Rs. 50 lakhs
|Implementing Agency||All agencies playing a key role in indigenous cattle development are “Participating Agencies” including Central Frozen Semen Production & Training Institute (CFSPTI), Central Cattle Breeding Farms (CCBFs), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Universities, Colleges, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Cooperative Societies.|
Components of Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)
Following Major Components are covered under RGM,
1. Breed Improvement by Modern Reproductive Techniques
- Establishment of Embryo Transfer Technology
- Sex sorted Semen Production
2. Enhancement of Production and Productivity
- Progeny Testing
- Pedigree Selection
3. Extension of Artificial Insemination (AI) Coverage
- Establishment of Multi-purpose Artificial Insemination Technicians in Rural India (MAITRI) Centres
- Strengthening of existing AI Centres
- Strengthening LN storage, transport and distribution system
- Training of existing AI Technicians
4. Conservation of Indigenous Breeds
- Establishment of Gokul Gram/ Integrated Cattle Development
- Establishment of National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres.
5. Awareness Programmes
- Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme
- Organization of Fertility camps
- Launch of e-Gopala App
- Awards to Farmer (Gopal Ratna/Kamdhenu)
Latest News about the scheme
The scheme is continued under revised and realigned scheme of the Department of AHD, with an allocation of Rs. 2400 crore, from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
- Development and Conservation of indigenous breeds.
- To develop indigenous breeds including up to 40% non-descript breeds through the establishment of integrated cattle development centres called Gokul Grams.
- To increase milk production and enhance bovines productivity using advanced technologies
- To propagate bulls with high genetic merit for breeding purposes
- To increase the coverage of Artificial insemination through strengthening breeding networks and delivering services at farmers’ doorsteps.
- Rashtriya Gokul Mission helps to increase productivity, which in turn benefit all cattle and buffaloes in India, especially small and marginal farmers.
- Women will also be benefited by this scheme, since 70% of the work involved in livestock farming is undertaken by them.
- Aadhar Card
- Address proof
- Age Proof
- Residence Certificate
- Income Certificate
- Passport size photograph
How to apply for Rashtriya Gokul Mission?
- To apply for the Scheme, Visit the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department in your District
- Take all the required documents with you when visiting the Office
- Then, get the application form for the scheme from the respective authority
- Fill in the details asked in the application form and attach the necessary documents mentioned in the form
- Submit the form after filling all the required information. Your application process is completed once you submit the form.
Cattle rearing is an important job that provides a livelihood for many people. Cross breeding decreases the productivity of cows and results in lower milk yields. Rashtriya Gokul Mission strives to address this issue on a large scale through defined plan and effective set of procedure. The government provides an enormous amount of funding that only needs to be used wisely and in a quality direction.