Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions
Why in News?
Recently, the Union Minister of Heavy Industries unveiled the ground-breaking “Dugdh Sanakalan Sathi Mobile App” at Mussorie, Uttarakhand.
About Dugdh Sankalan Sathi App
The Dugdh Sankalan Sathi App is a mobile application developed by Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) to improve the quality of milk, enhance transparency, and streamline operations in the milk industry, particularly at the grassroots village level and Milk Cooperative Societies.
Here are some key details about the app:
- Developed by REIL: The app is designed and developed by Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), which is a Central Public Sector Enterprise operating under the Ministry of Heavy Industries. REIL is recognized as a “Mini Ratna” company.
- Objective: The primary aim of the Dugdh Sankalan Sathi App is to enhance the quality of milk and promote transparency among stakeholders. It focuses on facilitating efficient operations at the village level, including Milk Cooperative Societies.
- Multilingual Support: The app provides services and information to milk producers in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, and more. This ensures that users can access the app in their preferred language.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Transparency: The app promotes transparency among stakeholders involved in the milk industry, providing them with accurate and up-to-date information.
- Online Monitoring: The app allows for the online monitoring of daily milk poured at Milk Cooperative Societies. This enables real-time tracking and management of milk collection activities.
- Real-time Price Updates: The app provides real-time updates on milk prices from the cloud server. This helps ensure transparency and eliminates the possibility of human errors in price calculations.
- Direct Transfers: The app facilitates direct beneficiary transfers of milk payments and government subsidies to the bank accounts of milk producers. This streamlines the payment process and ensures timely and secure transactions.
- Push Notifications: Milk producers receive push notifications through the app, informing them about milk collection activities. This helps them stay updated and plan accordingly.