RKVY Project

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Research Projects

Establishment of Rathi Cattle Breeding Farm at Livestock Research Station, Bikaner and Nohar.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. R.K. Joshi, Professor (ABG), CVAS, Bikaner

Year of Start : 2008-09
Total Project Cost : 657.74 lac
Status : On going
Funds Received up to 2012-13 491.72 lac
Funds Allocation in 2013-14 100.00 lac
Progress of the Project:
1) Herd strength has been increased to 488 quality Rathi cattle (180 cows,175 female calves, 124 male calves, 07 bull and 02 bullock).
2) Main herd is maintained at LRS, Bikaner with strength of 257 quality Rathi animals comprising of 101 cows, 86 female calves,64 male calves, 04 bulls and 2 bullock and associated herd is maintained at LRS, Nohar (Hanumangarh) with herd strength of 231 animals comprising of 79 cows,89 female calves, 60 male calves and 3 bulls to speed up the achievements of objectives.
3) Total 131 prospective bulls/ bull calves have been distributed to Livestock owners and Goshalas.
4) Age at first calving in elite animals reduced up to 1150 from >5 yrs under field conditions.
5) Total 48 elite Rathi cows have been purchased and added to the herd.
6) Milk production in elite animals increased on an average by 235 liters per lactation(300 days) with peak lactation yield touching 5,000 lit/lactation of 300 days.
7) Green Fodder production programme has been started at LRS, Nohar.
8) On account of Rathi Cattle Breeding Farm at Nohar, the University could qualify for allocation of one KVK at Nohar (Hanumangarh) with 100% financing from ICAR,which is a great outcome of the project and now onwards, the university shall be better able to transfer the technologies to the farmers.
9) Green Fodder production programme has also been taken up at Nohar.
10) On account of value addition in terms of large Rathi herd at this station, the University has also started a Diploma in Animal husbandry Programme.

Establishment of Tharparkar Cattle Breeding Farm at Livestock Research Station, Chandan (Jaisalmer) and Livestock Research Station, Beechhwal (Bikaner).

Principal/Investigator: Dr. R.S. Pal, Associate Professor, LRS Chandan (Jaislmer)

Establishment of Kankrej Cattle Breeding Farm at Livestock Research Station, Kodamdesar, Bikaner.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. V.K. Chaudhary, Professor, Department of LPM

Establishment of Gir Cattle Breeding Farm at Livestock Research Station, Navania, Vallabhnagar, Udaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. C.S. Vaishanva

1. Starting Date and Year: 9th Oct., 2010

2. Objectives of the Project:
• To locate superior germ plasm of Gir cattle in breeding tracts by establishing a data base of Gir cattle in its breeding tract, which will include all information of the Gir breed and its performance in the area.
• To establish a herd of superior Gir cows to act as an open nucleus for the breed. As in case of Gir breed there is always a small number which give more than an average quantity of milk and by selecting bulls from this group, the milk production of the population could be progressively increased by further selection and breeding. When this is done in the interior of the breeding tracts, the bulls produced can be used in the outer areas so that Gir breed improvement may be brought about in the entire population.
• To increase the holdings of superior Gir cattle in breeding tract by conservation and distribution of superior Gir germplasm for exploiting ecological comparative advantage of Gir cattle in its native area. For this an aggressive strategy is to be adopted to remove the hurdles in sourcing and use of quality bulls for breeding.
• To propagate and awaken consciousness among the breeders for scientific breeding, development and preservation of Gir cattle, which would improve their (breeders’) socio-economic conditions.
• To improve the manage mental practices involved in rearing Gir cattle and handling of organic produce by replacing existing techniques with improved one exploring economic comparative advantage on sustainable basis.

3. Budget Allocated: 725 Lacs (Approx.)

4. Activities:
• 75 adult milch pure bred animals have been purchased from native tract.
• Purchasing of equipments of semen lab is complete and the lab is in functioning order. Construction of cattle shed, Bull shed, calf shed, semen station, calving line, milking parlour, feed store etc. has been completed.
• Farm implements like mini tractor and loader, Bull exerciser, Bullock cart, milking machine, chaff cutter and a 15kv. Generator has been purchased.
• Data collection on production and reproduction is regularly done.
• 32 prospective bulls have been distributed.
• 2400 doses Gir Bull semen has been preserved.
• Frozen semen doses of three Indigenous Cattle breeds i. e. Tharparkar, Kankrej and Rathi are being preserved at the semen station.
• Four Gir Bull calves have been selected from the total male calves for future Breeding Bulls of the Project.

5. Technical Programme:
Short term
• Collection and freezing of the semen from the selected bulls would be carried out after complete analysis of semen for its quality and attributes for Ex-situ and In-situ use of superior Gir germplasm for up-grading the breed at both locations.
• Providing A.I. facilities with superior Gir semen through already established A.I. centers in Gir breeding tract under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Raj. The department may establish more centers to fill the distance gaps.
• Grading up of germplasm in Gir native tract by distributing of superior bull calves/adult bulls produced by elite herd as per the policy to frame by the Govt. of Raj.
• Introduction of modern improved managemental practices at the research farm.
• Introduction of modern improved feeding practices at the research farm.
• Full exploitation of production and reproduction potential of the breed and its spread in the native tract.
• Data recording of the progeny produced by A. I. in the field area.
• Operation of the Open nucleus Breeding System by transferring superior animals from farm to Gir cattle breeders and Vice-versa

Outcome of the Project: Genetic Improvement.

Establishment of Centre for HRD in the Field of Veterinary Community of Southern Rajasthan at College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Navania, Vallabhnagar, Udaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. R.K. Nagda, Professor, Veterinary College, Navania

Establishment of State Level Feed and Fodder Analysis Laboratory for Quality Assurance in Feeding of Animals for Sustainable Animal Production in Rajasthan at Dept, of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Rajesh Nehra

Establishment of Specialized Human Resource Development Centre of Veterinary & Animal Science at PGI-VER, Jaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Vishnu Sharma, Professor (Ani. Nutrition), PGIVER, Jaipur

Establishment of Microbiological and Biotechnological Information System Network (Bioinformatics and Chemo informatics) Centre for Exploring Interconnections of Molecular Biological Application in the Field of Veterinary and Animal Sciencees, CVAS, Bikaner.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. S. K. Kashyap, Professor (Microbiology), CVAS, Bikaner

Establishment of “Veterinary University Training and Research Centre” in Selected Districts of Rajasthan.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Trbibhuwan Sharma, Professor (Ani. Nutrition), CVAS, Bikaner

Progress of the Project

a) Addition/alteration & fabrication ofexisting lab near completion.
b) Work started in existing state of lab.
c) 484 sample of Feed & Fodder analysed.

Establishment of Live Demonstration Models of Diversified Livestock Production Systems for Motivating Adaption to Enhancing Agricultural Income at Bikaner (15) and Vallabhnagar Campuses.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Basant Bais, Professor LPM, CVAS, Bikaner
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Increased Production of Green Fodder through Hydroponics Technology for Sustainable Livestock Production in Arid Rajasthan at Department of Animal Nutrition, CVAS, Bikaner.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. R.K. Dhuria

Capacity Building for Detection of newer Synthetic Ingredients, Highly Pathogenic Microbial Presence, Drug and Pesticides Residues, Pollutants etc. by Establishing high-end Milk Quality Testing Laboratory at the Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Jaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Vishnu Sharma

Sewan Grass Development and Green Fodder Production with Fodder Conservation for Sustainable Livestock Production in Arid Region of Rajasthan at Livestock Research Station, Kodamdesar, Bikaner.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Vijay Kumar

Capacity Building for Animal Feed Technology, Quality and Productivity Enhancement at Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (PGIVER), Jaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. Vishnu Sharma

Area Specific Mineral Mixture Supplementation for Enhancing the Production, Reproduction and Health Status of Cattle and Buffalo of the Semi- arid Eastern Plain of Rajasthan at (PGIVER), Jaipur.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) Sheela Chaudhary

Demonstration and Dissemination of More Remunerative Sirohi Goat Farming System under National Mission on Protein Supplementation sub-stream of -Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) at Livestock Research Station, Chittorgarh.

Principal/Investigator: Dr. M.C. Sharma

Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complecx, at Val;labhnagar

Principal/Investigator: Dr. S.K. Sharma

Establishment of Goat Breeding Farm for Demostration of dissemination of quality germplasm for remunerative goat farming system at Dholpur

Principal/Investigator: Dr. D.S. Meena


  1. ग्राम गाढ़वाला मे हुआ स्वच्छता कार्यक्रम
  2. डॉयग्नोस्टिक इमेजिंग यूनिट और सेमिनार हॉल का हुआ भूमि पूजन एवं शिलान्यास
  3. सी.डी.एफ.टी. बस्सी, जयपुर में मनाया गया राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान दिवस
  4. पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर में किसान भवन, व्यायामशाला एवं छात्रावास के प्रथम व द्वितीय तल का लोकार्पण
  5. राज्य सरकार के 100 दिन की कार्ययोजना अन्तर्गत पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर द्वारा ग्राम देवगांव में पशुचिकित्सा शिविर का आयोजन
  6. बायोमेडिकल वेस्ट के उचित प्रबंधन पर स्कूली विद्यार्थियों को किया जागरूक
  7. जीनोमिक शोध के महत्व पर प्रेरक व्याख्यान आयोजित
  8. वेटरनरी विश्वविद्यालय में डॉग शो श्वानो ने दिखाए विभिन्न कौशल एवं रोमांचित करतब
  9. मानव उपभोग हेतु पशु उत्पादों में खाद्य संरक्षा पर 21 दिवसीय शीतकालीन प्रशिक्षण का हुआ समापन
  10. मंत्रालयिक संवर्ग एवं तकनीकी संवर्ग के पदों पर कर्मचारियों की विभागीय पदोन्नति
  11. राज्य सरकार के 100 दिन की कार्ययोजना अन्तर्गत पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर द्वारा ग्राम बाड़ा पदमपुरा (चाकसू) में पशुचिकित्सा शिविर का आयोजन किया
  12. गांव रणजीतपुरा (बज्जू) में पशुचिकित्सा शिविर का हुआ आयोजन
  13. ग्राम घोलिया में हुआ जागरूकता एवं पशु प्रजनन शिविर का आयोजन
  14. गाढ़वाला एवं कालू में पशुचिकित्सा शिविरों का हुआ आयोजन
  15. राज्य सरकार के 100 दिन की कार्ययोजना अन्तर्गत पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर द्वारा ग्राम साभंरिया में पशुचिकित्सा शिविर का आयोजन किया
  16. प्रो. धूड़िया जयपुर में फैलो अवार्ड से हुए सम्मानित
  17. पी.जी. एवं पीएच.डी. प्रवेश हेतु आवेदन प्रक्रिया शुरू
  18. डेयरी एवं खाद्य प्रौद्योगिकी महाविद्यालय बस्सी जयपुर मे मनाया गया वसंत पंचमी
  19. कुलपति, राजुवास, बीकानेर, कुलपति माफशू, नागपुर, पूर्व कुलपति दूवासू, मथुरा एवं प्रधान वैज्ञानिक एन.आर.सी.ई., हिसार का पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर में भ्रमण
  20. विवेकानन्द ग्लोबल विश्वविद्यालय, जयपुर के विद्यार्थियों का पी.जी.आई.वी.ई.आर., जयपुर भ्रमण