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Rashtriya Gokul Mission- 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.

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Rashtriya Gokul Mission in News

  • Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission funds have been released for setting up of 16 Gokul Grams as Integrated Indigenous Cattle Development Centres.

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Gokul Grams under Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  • Gokul Grams are being set up with the aim of conservation and development of indigenous bovine breeds in a scientific and holistic manner.
  • The Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres-Gokul Grams has been made viable and sustainable through sale of milk, value added milk products, sale of high genetic merit stock of indigenous breeds produced at Gokul Grams in the form of bulls, heifers and calves to farmers, breeders and Institutions etc.
  • Facilities provided:
    • Cow and calf sheds
    • Bio Gas Plant;
    • Agricultural equipments;
    • Urine distillation plant;
    • Compost and Vermicompost pits;
    • semen and liquid nitrogen and other essential infrastructure

 

Objectives of the Gokul Grams

  • To promote indigenous cattle rearing and conservation in a scientific manner.
  • To enhance productivity of indigenous breeds and increase economic returns from animal products in a sustainable manner.
  • To propagate high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds.
  • To encourage    appropriate    technology    for   use    of    Draught   Animal
  • To provide     balanced     nutrition      and     integrated     animal      health
  • To optimize modern Farm Management practices and promote Common Resource Management.
  • To promote Green Power and Ecotechnology.

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Key Points about Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)

  • 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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