NDDB’s INAPH – backbone of flagship National animal disease control program

NDDB’s INAPH – backbone of flagship National animal disease control program

• Over 3.45 crore animals owned by 1.83 crore farmers already registered

Anand, 24 March: National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), with total outlay of Rs.13343crore, is an ambitious 5-year project launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. This programme envisages to control diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in bovines which causes severe economic losses to the dairy farmers in the country.

The Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH), an ICT infrastructure, developed and established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is the backbone of the NADCP.

Individual record of all the vaccinations and other interventions carried out for each animal is captured in INAPH with animals’ unique ear-tag numbers and details of its owner. Shri Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB, said that this will not only ensure the traceability of the animals, data reliability on vaccination but also for attaining disease free status. Under NADCP it is essential to identify each animal viz. cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat and pigs with ear-tag printed with unique identification number.

Once registered in INAPH, all the interventions carried out on each animal will be available with the farmer and policy makers which will help in taking informed decisions and creating a robust database that will accelerate the growth in the animal husbandry sector.

Till date, more than 3.45 crore bovines of about 1.83 crore dairy farmers have been registered in the INAPH system. In INAPH dash-board real-time vaccination data for state-wise, district-wise, Tehsil-wise and village-wise are available online on http://inaph.nddb.coop/.