Rashtriya Gokul Mission - PIB - 22/12/22

Recently, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announced that employment will be given to more than 50 lakh farmers. Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) there is a scheme to provide subsidy on cow/buffalo/pig/chicken/goat breeding farms and silage making units of which 50% subsidy will be given by the Government of India. Also, 3% interest subvention on the loan amount can also be taken under the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) scheme.
-It is being implemented for development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds since December 2014.
The scheme is also continued under umbrella scheme Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna from 2021 to 2026 with a budget outlay of Rs.2400 crore.

-Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

i. To enhance productivity of bovines and increasing milk production in a sustainable manner using advance technologies.
ii. To propagate use of high genetic merit bulls for breeding purposes.
iii. To enhance Artificial insemination coverage through strengthening breeding network and delivery of Artificial insemination services at farmers doorstep.
iv. To promote indigenous cattle & buffalo rearing and conservation in a scientific and holistic manner.

-The RGM will result in enhanced productivity and benefit of the programme, percolating to all cattle and buffaloes of India especially with small and marginal farmers.
-This programme will also benefit women in particular since over 70% of the work involved in livestock farming is undertaken by women.

-Availability of High genetic Merit Germplasm
-Extension of Artificial Insemination Network
-Development and Conservation of indigenous Breeds

Significant Initiatives:
-Gopal Ratna Awards
-Kamadhenu awards
-Gokul grams etc..

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