Vadodara/ Anand: Dairy Surveyor — a GIS-enabled android application developed by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will provide a robust locational database that can be used by policy makers to formulate or review effective policies and programmes related to the dairy sector.
This is what Varsha Joshi, joint secretary (cattle and dairy development), department of animal husbandry and dairying (Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying) of government of India and interim chairman of NDDB said.
Joshi was delivering the keynote address at NDDB’s webinar on ‘Dairy Surveyor — taking technology to the dairy network’ on Monday.
The app can capture ‘real-time’ information to strengthen decision-making. It is capable of geotagging and mapping infrastructure, real-time tracking of field projects, monitoring milk procurement and sale-related activities. “It will bring in transparency and also help in saving time, effort and cost,” she said.
Senior officials from NDDB, Jharkhand Milk Federation, MP State Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd and Deshratna Dr Rajendra Prasad Dudh Utpadak Sahkari Sangh Limited, popularly known as Barauni Dairy, Bihar shared their experiences on the utility of this app.
The webinar linked 132 CEOs/senior officials from milk federations and unions from across the country.