Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a Gokul Gram at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for the conservation and development of native cattle breeds. On the occasion, he also announced setting up of 14 such Grams across the country as part of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and will also supplement resources of cattle farmers in breeding areas.
Besides, the agriculture minister also inaugurated a waste sewage-water treatment plant and four days Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela - 2016, in Mathura. This plant has developed a unique indigenous technique facility for treatment & recycle of sewage water into irrigation water by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
He also conferred Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Krishi Antyodaya Krishi Awards on 12 poor farmers identified across the country for their outstanding achievement in agriculture despite not having access to education and money.
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