The Union Ministry of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application (LDF-Mobile App).
It was launched by Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi. During the launch, the Minister also informed that dreaded Rinderpest disease has been eradicated from India
LDF-Mobile App was developed by ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (ICAR-NIVEDI), Bengaluru. This app will be beneficial for consumers and stakeholders engaged in disease control programmes.
The app will provide early diseases warning and also information about clinical samples for diagnosis in case of epidemic so that immediate action in case of epidemic. This app works on all kind of android smartphones and takes up 2.5 MB space.
ICAR-NIVEDI had identified 13 priority diseases based on their past incidence patterns and built strong database of these diseases on app. The app considers both climatic and non-climatic factors and categorizes districts for a particular disease into Very High Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, Low Risk, Very Low Risk and No Risk so that stakeholders can effectively plan and utilize the available resources.