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Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Published on January 09, 2019
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing the scheme of Rashtriya Gokul Mission to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds in a focused and scientific manner.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission
  • The scheme comprises of two components namely National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP).
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission aims to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition

Objectives of the Mission:

  • Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.
  • Undertaking breed improvement programmes for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock.
  • Enhancing milk production and productivity.
  • Upgrading nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi.
  • Distributing disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

About the initiatives under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

  • Establishment of integrated cattle development centres 'Gokul Grams' to develop indigenous breeds.
  • Awards for encouraging farmers and breeder societies to rear Indigenous breeds of Bovines. 
  • Gopal Ratna award for farmers maintaining the best herd of Indigenous Breed and practising best management practices.
  • Kamdhenu award for best managed Indigenous Herd by Institutions/Trusts/ NGOs/ Gaushalas or best-managed Breeders' Societies.
  • National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres are being established as Centres of Excellence to develop and conserve Indigenous Breeds in a holistic and scientific manner.
  • An e-market portal "E-Pashu Haat"- Nakul Prajnan Bazaar for connecting breeders and farmers, an authentic market for quality- disease-free bovine germplasm in the form of: 
              i) semen
             ii) embryos
             iii) calves
             iv) heifers
             v) adult bovines with different agencies or stakeholders.
  • Pashu Sanjivni Programme encompassing the provision of Animal Health cards ('Nakul Swasthya Patra') along with UID identification and uploading data on National Data Base.
  • Advanced Reproductive Technology: Including Assisted Reproductive Technique- In-vitro Fertilization (IVF)/ Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET) and sex-sorted semen technique to improve the availability of disease-free female bovines.
  • National Bovine Genomic Center for Indigenous Breeds (NBGC-IB) for selection of breeding bulls of high genetic merit at a young age using highly precise gene-based technology.


Q. The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing which scheme to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds in a focused and scientific manner?
a. Rashtriya Govansh Mission
b. Rashtriya Gokul Mission
c. National Govansh Mission
d. National Gokul Mission
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