Union minister Parshottam Rupala on Saturday launched Anand-based National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) web version of e-GOPALA application and IMAP web portal. He said that e-GOPALA provides real-time information to dairy farmers for better productivity of milch animals.
The fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying minister further said that NDDB is promoting technology-driven activities for milk producers keeping in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of digital India. He stressed that increasing yield of milch animals will automatically increase farmers’ income.
Rupala also appreciated the role of Indian Immunologicals, a subsidiary of NDDB in Covaxin manufacturing process.
NDDB’s officiating chairman Meenesh Shah briefed the minister about dairy cooperative movement, achievements of phase I of National Dairy Plan, Rashtriya Gokul Mission projects, enhancing productivity of milch animals and other initiatives.
The e-GOPALA platform helps farmers manage their livestock including buying and selling of disease-free germplasm in all forms, informs about availability of quality breeding services and guides farmers for animal nutrition, treatment of animals using appropriate ayurvedic ethno veterinary medicine. There is a mechanism to send alert (on due date for vaccination, pregnancy diagnosis, calving) and inform farmers about various government schemes.
IMAP web portal is meant for geographical presentation of project coverage featuring INAPH(displays state as well as district wise animal registration coverage against animal population), PSK service (displays ticket status against various services), NAIP (geographically displays government initiated projects related to artificial insemination) and NADCP (geographically displays projects related to animal disease control).
Source : Times of India Aug 29 2021