Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has recently rolled out a Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application in New Delhi. The APP has been developed by ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (ICAR-NIVEDI), Bengaluru, says a PIB release.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said rinderpest disease has been eradicated from India and efforts to control diseases like FMD, PPR, Brucellosis, CSF, BT, HS etc., are needed as well. .
Singh claimed ICAR-NIVEDI has identified 13 priority diseases based on their past incidence patterns and has built a strong database of these diseases..
According to the minister, ICAR-NIVEDI developed the app and used Monthly Bulletin system to send out early warning.
The minister said apart from early warning, the app will also provide information about clinical samples for the diagnosis in case of the epidemic.. This app works on all kinds of Android smartphones and takes up 2.5 MB space.