Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)


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    • Recently, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying in the Parliament highlighted the status of Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM).

    Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)

    • About:
      • The scheme is continued under a revised and realigned scheme of the Department from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with an allocation of Rs.2400 crore.
      • RGM information on the Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme is uploaded online on the Information Network on Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) database.
    • Implemented By: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying 
    • Objectives: 
      • To enhance productivity of bovines and increase milk production in a sustainable manner using advanced technologies.
      • To propagate use of high genetic merit bulls for breeding purposes.
      • To enhance Artificial insemination coverage through strengthening 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.
    • Funding:
      • Under RGM, there is a scheme to provide subsidies of  Rs 4 crore, 1 crore, 60 lakh, 50 lakh respectively on cow/buffalo/pig/chicken/goat breeding farms and silage making units. 
      • Out of the total amount,   50% subsidy will be given by the Government of India and apart from this, 3% interest subvention can also be taken under the AHIDF scheme on the loan amount.
    • Significance:
      • The scheme is important for enhancing milk production and productivity of bovines.
      • Meeting the growing demand of milk and making dairying more remunerative for the rural farmers of the country. 

    Source: PIB