Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Rashtriya Gokul Mission


The Rashtriya Gokul Mission was launched as an initiative to develop and conserve the indigenous bovine breeds to improve milk production and productivity in a scientific manner which includes superior nutrition and farm management. 


  • To develop and conserve the indigenous breeds.
  • To initiate a breed improvement program for improving the genetic makeup.
  • To improve and increase milk production and productivity.
  • Use of elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, and Red Sindhi for upgrading nondescript cattle.
  • To distribute disease-free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Nodal Ministry:

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Initiatives under Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

  • Awards for encouraging farmers/breeder societies to rear Indigenous breeds of bovines:
    • Gopal Ratna awards: for farmers maintaining the best herd of Indigenous Breed and practicing best management practices.
    • Kamdhenu awards: for best-managed Indigenous herd by Institutions/Trusts/ NGOs/ Gaushalas or best-managed Breeders’ societies.
  • Gokul Gram: The Rashtriya Gokul Mission envisages the establishment of integrated cattle development centers, ‘Gokul Grams’ to develop indigenous breeds including up to 40% nondescript breeds (belonging or appearing to belong to no particular class or kind) with objectives to:
    • Promote indigenous cattle rearing and conservation scientifically
    • Propagate high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds.
    • Optimize modern Farm Management practices and promote Common Resource Management.
    • Utilize animal waste in an economical way i.e. Cow Dung, Cow Urine.
  • National Kamdhenu Breeding Centre: (NKBC) is being established as a Centre of Excellence to develop and conserve Indigenous Breeds holistically and scientifically.
  • “E-Pashu Haat”- Nakul Prajnan Bazaar: An e-market portal connecting breeders and farmers, for quality- disease-free bovine germplasm.
  • Pashu Sanjivni: An animal wellness program encompassing the provision of animal health cards (‘Nakul Swasthya Patra’) along with UID identification and uploading data on the National Database.
  • 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) will be established for the selection of breeding bulls of high genetic merit at a young age using highly precise gene-based technology.

Implementing Agency

  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission will be implemented through the “State Implementing Agency (SIA viz Livestock Development Boards).
  • State Gauseva Ayogs will be given the mandate to sponsor proposals to the SIAs (LDBs) and monitor the implementation of the sponsored proposal.
  • All Agencies having a role in indigenous cattle development will be the “Participating Agencies” like ICAR, Universities, Colleges, NGOs, Cooperative Societies, and Gaushalas.

Related Links:

Primary Agricultural Credit SocietyPradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
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