The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launched an online platform for dairy farmers on Saturday that will provide real-time information on farm animals, nutrition, and breed advancement.
On Saturday, Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, visited the NDDB campus in Anand to launch the web version of the e-GOPALA App and the IMAP web portal in the presence of Meenesh Shah, Chairman of the NDDB.
According to teh minister, agriculture and allied sectors’ activities such as animal husbandry play an important role in doubling farmers’ income. ‘Increasing milch animal yield will automatically increase farmer income,’ he added.
Further he went on to statuing that the NDDB’s efforts have given milk producers much-needed confidence because they are receiving a fair share of the consumer price.
The e-GOPALA platform assists farmers in managing their livestock, including the purchase and sale of disease-free germplasm in all forms (semen, embryos, etc.).
The app also informs farmers about the availability of quality breeding services (artificial insemination, veterinary first aid, vaccination, treatment, and so on) and guides them in animal nutrition and animal treatment using appropriate ayurvedic ethnoveterinary medicine.
The app has a mechanism for sending alerts on vaccination, pregnancy diagnosis, calving, and other due dates, as well as informing farmers about various government schemes.
The IMAP web portal is intended for the geographical presentation of project coverage, which includes the Information Network For Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH), which displays state- and district-level animal registration coverage in relation to the animal population.
This portal will also allow for real-time monitoring of the coverage and progress of various projects and government programs.