By Praveen Vighre
MOOOFARM will be launching its Ration Balancing Programme in just 45 days in Nagpur, Wardha and Amravati districts to benefit milk producing farmers revealed Param Singh, its Founder in an exclusive interview with The Hitavada.
He was speaking on the side lines of the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between MoooFarm, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Vidarbha Marathwada Dairy Development Project (VMDDP) on Ration Balancing Programme. Singh informed that his company has already launched the same programme in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and now it is being implemented in Vidarbha.
Singh said, “MoooFarm has developed a facial recognition app to identify cattle using the mobile camera which can be a game-changer in cattle identification. We have tested the facial-recognition model with 95.7 per cent accuracy. This also reduces the risk of insurance fraud and benefits the farmers as well as the insurance companies to partake in cattle insurance.”
“The expenses on cattle maintenance of the farmers in Punjab was reduced by Rs 7,000 per month. Even the monthly fees of veterinary doctors have been reduced, as the Mastitis disease, which is the main cause of reduction of productivity and quality of milk can be easily detected by our app. Our app has increased productivity of milk by 10 per cent,” Singh said.
He added, “We will start our operations in Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha districts giving employment to 240 youth as Agripreneur (Agricultural Entrepreneur), 5 district coordinators and 6 trainers who will monitor animals of farmers in 400 villages. Agripreneur will visit twice a month the farmer registered on the app. He will be uploading every animal on Mooofarm app.”
Singh said that the Agripreneur must have at least one or two cattle at his home. He must be minimum class 10th pass, and well versed in Android application. He also informed that the salary of agripreneur will vary from Rs 5,000 to Rs 11,000 per month alongwith performance bonus on use of application, visit to farmers house and feed cost reduction of cattle by minimum 8 per cent.