Information Network for Semen Production and Resource Management (INSPRM) is an information network for semen stations funded under National Dairy Plan (NDP). It is envisaged to meet the information needs of individual semen station as well as the Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) of NDP to coordinate all its activities. This network for semen stations is also linked with the existing network of field activities – INAPH (Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health).
NDP is a central sector scheme funded by the World Bank and implemented by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with the objectives to increase the productivity of the dairy bovines and to provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organized milk processing sector. The process of productivity enhancement involved production of HGM bulls through scientifically designed Progeny Testing (PT), Pedigree Selection (PS) programmes and import of bovine germplasm, production of high quality disease free semen and covering of large number of breedable bovine females under AI network.
When NDP I conceived in 2009-10, the total semen production in the country was 65.87 million frozen semen doses. It was envisaged that there would be a demand of 100 million semen doses in 2016-17 to cater to the need of semen doses for AI in that year, considering 35% coverage in AI. To meet the gap, it was planned to strengthen/expand semen stations in terms of bull management, laboratory, biosecurity and manpower. Learn more