ANAND, 24 March 2020: In order to provide safety to the country's cattle population from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)'s National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), a 5-year project has been launched by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with total outlay of INR 13,343 crore (USD $ 2 billion).
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, NDDB said in statement.
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, the statement added.
Speaking on this, Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB in a statement said, "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 a unique identification number."
Once registered in INAPH, all the interventions carried out on each animal will be available with the farmer and policymakers which will help in making informed decisions and creating a robust database that will accelerate the growth in the animal husbandry sector, Rath added.
Till date, more than 3.45 crore (34.5 million) bovines of about 1.83 crore (18.3 million) 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/.
The Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH), an ICT infrastructure, developed and established by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is the backbone of the NADCP.