|Project Name||Establishing Agency||No. Of Centres||No. Of Districts||No. Of Revenue Villages Covered||Artificial Insemination Performed||Confirmed Pregnancies||Calves Born|
|GODHAN||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)||63||9||1172||105309||43524||35617|
During the year 2010, 63 cattle development centers were established in 8 districts with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under Godhan project. The objective was to increase the dairy productivity of 86000 poor farmers by $ 165/ lactation through sustainable AI and other dairy husbandry services.
The project involved women in CDC activities through DIGs ( Dairy Interest Groups ) for milk production and collective milk marketing. Farmers groups (FGs) were formed and strengthened through regular meetings.
After completion of the project period in the year 2015, operations of these 63 centers are continued with farmers contribution and support from corpus fund created during the project period.
During the year 2019-20, 105309 AIs were performed, 43524 animals were conceived and 35617 calves were born. Proportion of AIs in cattle is to buffalo is 37 : 63.