Indigenous bovine breeds of India are robust and possess the genetic potential to play crucial role in the national economy. In the absence of a specific programme on development and conservation of indigenous breeds, their population has been declining and their performance is below the potential at present. Hence there was an urgent need to take up a scientific programme for their development and conservation. Under the leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, “Rashtriya Gokul Mission”, a new initiative under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development has been launched in December 2014 for the first time in the country, with a view to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds.
Their average low productivity is a matter of concern. AI technicians have a crucial role in transforming the bovine population from the state of low productivity to optimal productivity. Hence there is a need to identify the best AI technician striving hard towards 100% AI coverage so as to achieve the country’s flagship programme objective of doubling of farmers’ income.
Similarly, 1.86 lakh Dairy cooperative societies and Milk producer Companies at village level are growth drivers as it involves about 2 cr dairy farmer as members and act as a rural institution to provide the farmers market access for their produce and help in earning remunerative price.
Best Dairy farmer rearing indigenous cattle breeds
Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)
Best Dairy Cooperative/ Milk producer Company/ Dairy Farmer Producer Organisation)
To motivate farmers to take up productivity enhancement of indigenous breeds of milch animals in a scientific manner.
To motivate Artificial insemination Technicians to take up 100% AI coverage, under Rashtriya Gokul Mission ( RGM).
To motivate Cooperative and Milk producer Companies to grow and to instil competitive spirit.
General References for Awards
Award amount in each category will be Rs. 5,00,000/-(Rupee five lakh only) for first rank, Rs 3,00,000/- (Rupee three lakh only) for second rank and Rs 2,00,000/- (Rupee two lakh only) for third rank along with a certificate of merit and a memento.
The successful awardees will be reimbursed the TA/DA restricted to second AC fare. In case of Cooperative/ Milk Producer Companies only two persons from Cooperative/MPC including Secretary shall be considered for reimbursement of TA/DA.
In case of Cooperative/MPC, the award amount shall be drawn in favour of Cooperative/MPC account.
Farmers/Artificial Insemination Technicians who have already been awarded under RGM shall not be eligible for the Gopal Ratna award 2021.