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National Gopal Ratna Awards- 2022

National Gopal Ratna Awards- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.


National Gopal Ratna Awards in News

  • Recently, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying invited applications for National Gopal Ratna Awards during 2022.
  • The National Gopal Ratna awards are to be conferred on the occasion of National Milk Day (26thNov, 2022).



National Gopal Ratna Awards

  • About: The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)”, was launched in December 2014 for the first time in the country, with a view to conserve and develops indigenous bovine breeds in a scientific manner.
  • Objective: National Gopal Ratna Awards are conferred under Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) with an objective to encourage the Milk producing farmer, individuals working in this sector, and Dairy cooperative societies who provide market access to the milk producers.
  • Concerned Ministry: National Gopal Ratna Awards are conferred by the , Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
  • Online Application: Eligible candidates can apply online through the National Award portal i.e., https://awards.gov.in from 01.08.2022 onwards.
    • The closing date for the submission of applications is 09.2022.


National Gopal Ratna Awards Categories

National Gopal Ratna Award during 2022 in the following categories:

  • Best Dairy farmer rearing indigenous cattle/buffalo breeds (list of registered breeds annexed)
  • Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)
  • Best Dairy Cooperative Society/ Milk producer Company/ Dairy Farmer Producer Organisation.

National Gopal Ratna Awards

The National Gopal Ratna Award consists of a Certificate of merit, a memento, and amount in each category as under:

  • 5,00,000/-(Rupee five lakh only) -1st rank
  • 3,00,000/- (Rupee three lakh only) -2nd rank and
  • 2,00,000/- (Rupee two lakh only) -3rd rank

Government’s Efforts to Develop and Conserve Indigenous Bovine Breeds

  • Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is making many efforts for the effective development of the Animal Husbandry and Dairy sector to provide sustainable livelihood to the farmers.
  • Indigenous bovine breeds of India are robust and possess the genetic potential to play a crucial role in the national economy.
  • Government has also launched schemes like Rashtriya Gokul Mission (Gokul Grams) for scientific development and Conservation of the indigenous bovine breeds

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  • About: The Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) is being implemented for development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds since December 2014.
    • RGM is also continued under umbrella scheme Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna from 2021 to 2026 with a budget outlay of Rs.2400 crore.
  • Significance: Rashtriya Gokul Mission is important in-
    • Enhancing milk production and productivity of bovines to meet growing demand of milk and
    • Making dairying more remunerative to the rural farmers of the country.
  • Funding: All the components of Scheme will be implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis except the components of-
    • Accelerated breed improvement programme under the component subsidy of Rs 5000 per IVF pregnancy will be made available to participating farmers as GoI share;
    • Promoting sex sorted semen under the component subsidy upto 50% of the cost of sex sorted semen will be made available to participating farmers and
    • Establishment of breed multiplication farm under the component subsidy upto 50% of the capital cost maximum upto Rs.2.00 crore of the project will be made available to entrepreneur.
  • Objectives:
    • To enhance productivity of bovines and increasing milk production in a sustainable manner using advance technologies.
    • To propagate use of high genetic merit bulls for breeding purposes.
    • To enhance Artificial insemination coverage through strengthening the breeding network and delivery of Artificial insemination services at farmers’ doorstep.
    • To promote indigenous cattle & buffalo rearing and conservation in a scientific and holistic manner.



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