About Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog:

The Government of India has constituted the “Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog” to organize animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and to take steps for preserving and improving breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter, of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.

As per 2012 livestock census, India has 300 million bovine population; out of this...

Kamdhenu Introduction

  1. The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog has been constituted for the conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny; for proper implementation of laws with respect to prohibition of slaughter and / or cruelty to cows and for giving direction to the cattle development programmes.
  2. The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will be a high powered permanent body to formulate policy and to provide direction to the implementation of schemes related to cattle so as to give more emphasis on livelihood generation of small and marginal farmers.
  3. The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog will provide enabling environment, develop a policy framework and shape guidelines aimed at achieving following:
    • Sustainable development and genetic upgradation of genetic resources of cows in India.
    • Conservation and development of Indigenous Breeds of cows and improved management of cows of the country.
    • Enhanced production and productivity throughout country, leading to higher farm income and better quality of life for the dairy farmers.
    • Protection and promotion of the interest of dairy cooperatives, Livestock Development Agencies, farmer producer companies and dairy industries in the country.
    • Effective implementation of laws for welfare of the cows and its progenies in the country and proper working of Gaushals, Gosadans and Pinjrapoles and other organizations/institutes for protection and development of cows and their progenies.
  1. To advise and guide the Central Government and State Governments on policy matters concerning conservation, protection, development and welfare of cows and their progeny. The actual implementation of the scheme shall be the responsibility of the respective Central and State governments.
  2. To help the Central Government to develop appropriate schemes/ programmes for sustainable development of cows in the country and to suggest measures for optimum economic utilization of cow wealth.
  3. To review existing laws, policies and programmes (Centre and States) which relate to conservation, protection and development of cows and to suggest measures for their effective implementation and to work for welfare of the cow and its progeny in the country.
  4. Promote schemes to encourage use of organic manure and recommend suitable measures including incentive schemes for use of dung or urine of cow in organic manure by farmers to minimize the use of chemical fertilizers.
  5. To effect coordination and integration among various agencies having a stake in development of Indigenous cow Breeds.
  6. To make provisions for solutions to the problems related to abandoned cows in the country by providing technical inputs to Gaushals, Gosadans and pinjarapoles.
  7. In the area affected by famine, drought or other natural calamities guide in setting up cattle camps for the aforesaid purposes in the affected area and to take steps to prevent migration or smuggling of cow from such affected area.
  8. Develop pastures or grazing lands and to associate with institutions or other bodies whether private or public, for the purpose of developing pastures and Gauchars.
  9. To create awareness about the significance of indigenous breeds of cow, its milk and allied dairy products and use of draft power.
  10. Research & Development: Work in collaboration with any 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, bio-gas etc. as also to collaborate with such of the research projects of Indian system of medicine conducted by various public or private organizations for conducting research on the biogenic products of the cow for medicinal purposes.
  11. To ensure transmission and application of improved technology and management practices at the farmers’ doorstep and the entrepreneurs.
  12. To create an enabling environment to attract investment for improving infrastructure supporting, milk production, processing, value addition and marketing in the sector
  13. To analyze requirement of human resources in the sector and suggest measures to enhance availability of skilled manpower.
  14. Any other function that supports development of cows, their progeny and breeds.
Name & Position in Aayog
Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria
Shri Atul Chaturvedi
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India
Shri Sunil Mansinghka
Shri Hukum Chand Sawla
Dr. R.R.B. Singh
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana
Shri Girish Sohani
BAIF Research Development Foundation, Pune
Dr. C. Balachandran
Vice Chancellor,
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, (TANUVAS), Chennai.
Dr. K.M.L. Pathak (Retired)
Vice Chancellor,
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU), Mathura, U.P.
Dr. Pulin Ch. Das
,Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Government of Assam
Dr. U.P. Singh
Department of Animal Husbandry Government of Uttar Pradesh
Member Secretary
Dr. O.P.Chaudhary
Joint Secretary,
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India