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.