A frozen semen station, at the cost of Rs. 64 crore is being set up in Maranga, Purnea, Bihar under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government. Currently, the artificial insemination is being done by CMOFED (Sudha) in Bihar. For artificial insemination, semen from high genetic merit bulls is needed, Artificial insemination techniques can increase milk production and productivity by multiples.
The frozen semen station in Purnea will be the first state-of-the-art semen production center of the country. The center will develop highly modern bull shade, semen processing lab, feed and godown, agricultural equipment, and other facilities. In this, 300 high genetic merit bulls will be kept and 50 lakhs of semen dose will be produced per year. Red Sindhi, Bachaur, Gangatiri, Sahiwal breeds will also be kept. With the establishment of this semen station, milk productivity of cows and buffaloes will increase rapidly in the state.
The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” aims to conserve and develop indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner.