NDDB launched mobile application Pashu Poshan to boost dairy farmers' income
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on 7 July 2015 launched a mobile application named Pashu Poshan that will boost dairy farmers' income by raising milk yield and cutting feed cost. The app will recommend a balanced diet for cows and buffaloes.
The mobile application was launched by the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.
The application will be available on both web and android platforms. It can be accessed by registering on the INAPH portal http://inaph.Nddb.Coop.
To use this application, the farmer needs to provide complete animal profile including breed, age, milk production, fat content in milk apart from food items being currently fed to the animal along with the cost in order to formulate the balanced ration formula.
Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Chaudhary Birendra Singh on 3 July 2015 released the provisional data from the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India.
Total Households in the Country (Rural plus Urban)
The survey was completed in all the 640 districts. It provides very useful data on households regarding various aspects of their socio-economic status– housing, land-holding, educational status, status of women, the differently able, occupation, possession of assets, SC/ST households, incomes, etc.
The data addresses the multi dimensionality of poverty and provides a unique opportunity for a convergent, evidence based planning with a Gram Panchayat as a unit. The data is an opportunity to make evidence based selection, prioritization and targeting of beneficiaries in different programmes.
Others ( including government service, private service, PSU employment, etc.
Background SECC 2011 is a unique paperless Census. The enumeration of the data was done using over 6.4 lakh electronic handheld device. Household data was taken from the National Population Register along with the Temporary Identification Number (TIN).
The districts and State Governments have carried out the SECC with the Union Ministry of Rural Development as the nodal Ministry. Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation carried out the survey in urban areas and the Registrar General, Census of India carried out the caste census.