INSPRM (Information Network for Semen Production and Resource Management) is an information network for semen stations funded under National Dairy Plan I (NDP I). It is envisaged to meet the information needs of individual semen station as well as the Coordination & Monitoring Cell (CMC) of NDP I 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 I 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 dairy bovines and to provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organized milk processing sector.

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 the need of semen doses for AI in that year, it was planned to strengthen/expand semen stations in terms of bull management, laboratory, biosecurity and manpower. This gave rise to Semen Station Strengthening (SSS) projects.

Semen Station Management System (SSMS) is an integrated software covering the core activities of production of Frozen Semen Doses (FSD) to support process standardization based on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and enforcing Minimum Standard Protocols (MSP) defined by the Government of India.

The system also covers the core activities of semen stations including Bull Lifecycle Management, Semen Production Management, Quality Control, Sales & CRM, Bio-Security and Environment Safety, Farm and Fodder Management. The system is highly flexible and focuses on process standardization, improvements and control. The system can integrate with all required lab equipment as well as RFID Bull tags to ensure efficient, effective and error free process.  The system provides fine grained traceability of semen doses and intelligent configurable movement at every level apart from barcode integration at every transaction level.

SSMS software is linked with a central National Portal named Information Network for Semen Production & Resource Management (INSPRM) for two way data transfer.  This network of semen stations is also linked with INAPH (Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health) for field level bull performance data.

Traceability of the FSDs supplied to different agencies would be available through INAPH data base. In nut shell, INSPRM is meant to serve as a ‘National Link’ for all the semen stations in India to create an information pool on the semen production and its use in the field. This will further help to achieve long term goal of enhancing productivity of dairy bovines in the country.