Brimming with huge vista of hope and aspirations to enhance milk production in West Bengal by improving the qualitative and quantitative breeding of bovine population, Paschim Banga Go-Sampad Bikash Sanstha (PBGSBS) was formed as the State Implementing Agency under the aegis of Animal Resources Development Department in the year 2002. After the formation of PBGSBS and introduction of private workforce named Pranibandhu, crossbreeding and upgrading of local indigenous breed through artificial insemination with high Genetic Merit Jersey or Holstein and Gir or Sahiwal Bulls gained a tremendous momentum in the State.
The objectives of PBGSBS is to cover 60 per cent of 69 lakh breedable bovines under organised breeding network by 2021-22; to produce, procure and supply quality breeding inputs and services to farmers; to provider services to farmers’ doorstep; to develop synergies with and ensure participation of all concerned agencies; and, immunisation and female cattle insurance for all. The target is to reach out to cover 341 blocks and about 45 lakh farmers in the state.
e-PBGSBS is developed as a web-enabled application with backend database. Various online e-services are being delivered through e-PBGSBS portal to all stakeholders including state level, district level, block level, Kitbank level, Gram Panchayat level, Pranibandhu and co-operative AI worker (village level) and farmers. It also included SMS based reporting from block level covering all 341 blocks; animal registration and AI; AI worker registration and related activities through web; animal insurance management; and, inventory management of frozen semen straw in Kitbank from state level to Gram Panchayat level.
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