GIS plays an important role in the development of digital India. NDDB (National Dairy Development Board), the dairy sector with the help of internet based GIS integrated and quickly propagated the large amounts of graphical user data and attributes of the villages into usable data for decision- making by all the stake holders via i-DGIS Application.
NDDB’s i-DGIS application is the first of its kind in India. For the dairy sector, the large scale of village integration of the data was done to make this application working. GIS analysis is now an integrated dataset of village level human census, livestock census and land cover for over 5, 00,000 villages out of 6,20,000 villages in India.
What does NDDB do?
The NDDB was created to support, finance and promote controlled and producer owned companies. NDDB’s activities and programs are in favor to strengthen farmer’s cooperatives and support to the national policies which are in favor to the growth of those entities. The fundamental efforts of NDDB’s are corporative strategies and corporative principles.
GIS implementation in NDDB
Co-operative Milk Unions in India are farmer organizations, which operate in large geographical areas with multiple activities to support the dairy farmers in villages. For proper monitoring and planning of these activities, it is thus important that the villages are properly identified on a digital map and also all relevant village level data are integrated and presented together under one platform
Geo-spatial technology is being used by NDDB mainly for efficient route analysis. To showcase the milk securing ways on digitalized maps and the procedure in visualizing the alternative milk routes are made easier when compared to the current manual procedure.
When the raw material has to be sourced geographically in widely dispersed areas, the vehicle route planning is a difficult problem that has to be addressed in supply chain management and this is accepted by around the world.
Uses of i-DGIS in NDDB
- With the help of hand held GPSs tracks of existing milk routes and locations of dairy societies are collected.
- To locate the dairy societies and existing routes in the maps and to plot them; village levels of milk route supervisors are trained accordingly.
- The collected raw data will be sent to the related officials for the final processing.
- For the optimization of the routes, as village roads are not updated real time on maps for longer time.
- To find and locate the details of the vehicles like vehicle type, maximum travel distance, maximum orders and carrying capacity.
- Maps serve as a pre-screening tool to provide the aid to applicants in determining whether a potential impact to state the listed species.
ESRI India’s aid in improving NDDB’s decision making capabilities
The i-DGIS is mainly based on esri ArcGIS Server 9.1 with Microsoft SQL server for Database management. Using diary manure a sitting suitability map was developed to find out the areas which are most suited for distributed bio energy systems. GIS-based model is capable of providing both the integration of non-spatial and spatial information which is capable of offering a multi-dimensional view and broad-scale view. This model can be further modified to evaluate other biomass resources
GIS involvement in NDDB has been of great help to the dairy farmers and labors. This makes their work easier and effective when compared to the manual work they are working on now.
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