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: The Rashtriya Gokul Mission is being implemented with the objectives of:
- development and conservation of indigenous breeds
- breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds to improve their genetic makeup and increase the stock
- enhancement of milk production and productivity
- upgradation of nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi and
- distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.
Implementing Agency: 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.
Funding Pattern: Scheme is implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis
Area of Operation: Throughout the country Target /Beneficiaries: Rural cattle and buffalo keepers irrespective of caste, class and gender.