The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for
establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog. It seeks for conservation protection
and development of cows and their progeny. The announcement in this regard was
made in the interim Budget for 2019-20.
It will work in collaboration with Central/State
Government institutions/ departments engaged in the task of research in the
field of breeding and rearing of cow, organic manure, biogas etc.
It will function to a) provide the policy
framework and direction to the cow conservation and development programmes and
b) ensure proper implementation of laws with respect to the welfare of cows.
The impact of setting up of the Rashtriya
Kmadhenu Aayog include a) conservation, protection and development of cattle
population including that of indigenous breeds and b) increased inclusive growth
of livestock sector- this would benefit women, and small and marginal farmers.