Allocation Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission
In December 2014 exclusively for the development and conservation of indigenous breeds in a scientific and holistic manner with an allocation of Rs.500crore for the first time in the country, Government of India has initiated Rashtriya Gokul Mission. Gokul Grams are being established under the scheme which will function as centres for the development and protection of Indigenous Cattle breeds.
Funds have been sanctioned under the scheme for the establishment of 14 Gokul Grams in the country. Details of number of gokul grams in states:
Andhra Pradesh(1), Chattisgarh(2), Gujarat (1), Haryana(2), Karnataka(1), Maharashtra (3), Madhya Pradesh (1), Punjab(1), Uttar Pradesh(2)
The aim of these centres is to develop and conserve existing indigenous breeds recognised by National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources. No new breeds are proposed to be developed at these centres. Provision has been made under the scheme for training of man power required for implementation of the scheme.
Funds Released for implementation of RashtriyaGokul Mission part of National programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development. This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri SudarshanBhagat, in Lok Sabha.