The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny.
The setting up of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will lead to conservation, protection and development of cattle population in the country including development and conservation of indigenous breeds, claims a govt release.
It will result in increased growth of livestock sector which is more inclusive, benefiting women, and small and marginal farmers, it added.
The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will work in collaboration with Veterinary, Animal Sciences or Agriculture University or departments or organizations of the Central/State Government engaged in the task of research in the field of breeding and rearing of cow, organic manure, biogas etc.
The creation of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for the conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny will provide the policy framework and direction to the cow conservation and development programmes in the country and for ensuring proper implementation of laws with respect to the welfare of cows.
It is in pursuance of the announcement of setting up of the Aayog in the Union Budget 2019-20.
GCCMF Managing Director R S Sodhi hailed the decision and said the Aayog will go a long way in enhancing dairy production in the country. “There was a need for stepped up growth of livestock in the country”, said Sodhi who oversees the largest dairy co-ops known by the brand name Amul.