Team Blitz India
COCHIN: In a development that can help India’s aquaculture industry substantially, the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) has launched a mobile app to monitor fish disease.
Launched under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the ‘Report Fish Disease-App’ is available on the Google Play Store. The innovative mobile application aims to empower fish farmers with a convenient and efficient platform to report diseases on their farms.
The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) here in a statement has called the mobile application a revolutionary step towards bolstering aquaculture in India. Its user-friendly interface enables easy accessibility for fish farmers.
Another feature this app offers is its easy disease reporting format, where farmers can easily report disease outbreaks by providing essential information such as location, species affected, symptoms observed, and images, the statement said.
The data generated from the app will be crucial for a rapid response and an accurate diagnosis of the fish diseases. It will use Geo-tagging, which is a technology to pinpoint the exact location of the farm.
The app will facilitate swift responses from authorities and the receivers get real-time updates on the status of their reported cases, ensuring transparency and accountability in the disease management process.