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Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

The Gir indigenous cow breed is being promoted under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been implemented for the development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds since December 2014.
  • It is continued under the umbrella scheme Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojana from 2021 to 2026.
  • Objectives:
    • To enhance the productivity of bovines and increase milk production in a sustainable manner using advanced technologies.
    • To propagate the 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.

About Gir Cow:

  • It is a dairy cattle breed well-known among milk producers.
  • It is known for its milk producing ability, good fertility, heat tolerance, easy maintenance, resistance to diseases, and longevity.
  • The name of the breed is derived from its place of origin, the “Gir” forest of Gujarat.
  • It has the ability to adapt to the entire central belt and northern and southern stretches.