RASHTRIYA GOKUL MISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     27th January 2024        

Context: Recently, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala interacted with beneficiaries of Rashtriya Gokul Mission and Fisheries Department.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  • Launched: In 2014 under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBD).
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying
  • Aim: To conserve and develop indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner.
  • Two Major Components: Research and development of high-quality semen to increase the chances of female calf births.
  • The setting up of semen stations to ensure easy access to high-quality semen for livestock rearers across the country.
  • Objective of Mission

oDevelopment and preservation of native breeds.

oImplement a program for the enhancement of indigenous cattle breeds to elevate their genetic characteristics and boost their population.

oAugment milk output and efficiency.

oElevate common cattle by introducing superior indigenous breeds such as Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, and Red Sindhi.

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