[pib] Rashtriya Gokul Mission 

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Related Ministry/Department: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

  • A Frozen Semen Station is being set up in Maranga, Purnea under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government
  • Currently, the artificial insemination is being done by CMOFED (Sudha) in Bihar.
  • The artificial insemination techniques can increase milk production and productivity.


  • The Rashtriya Gokul Mission was initiated in December 2014 with an aim to conserve and develop indigenous breeds.
  • To undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock. 
  • To enhance milk production and productivity of indigenous bovines. 
  • To upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi.
  • To distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds for natural service



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