Improving Milking Capacity of Cows

Pashu Sandesh, 30 July 2019

In order to complement and supplement the efforts made by the States and Union Territories for enhancing milk production and productivity of bovines Government has been implementing the following schemes:

(i)         Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been implemented throughout the country including Uttar Pradesh for development and conservation of bovine population thereby enhancing their production and productivity.

(ii)        National Dairy Plan-I has been implemented in 18 major dairy states including Uttar Pradesh for enhancing milk production and productivity of dairy animals in order to meet the demand of the milk in the country.

(iii)       Breed Improvement Institutes comprises of seven Central Cattle Breeding Farms, four Central Registration Units and Central Frozen Semen Production and Training Institutes. These institutes are playing a crucial role in the supply of breeding inputs in the form of High Genetic merit bulls for Artificial Insemination and semen doses of bulls with high genetic potential in all the States including Uttar Pradesh.

Unproductive animals with intact reproductive efficiency can be used as the recipient (surrogate mothers) under Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) and IVF.   In Uttar Pradesh projects for the establishment of two ETT labs with IVF facility have been sanctioned.    

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Sanjeev Balyan in Rajya Sabha on 26th July 2019.