12 digit unique ID number ear tagging of the animal is a must for initiation of any activity under INAPH. The tagging can be performed to register the animal under INAPH without any event or it can be done first time during A.I of that particular animal. For recording of subsequent events of that animal( AI / PD / treatment etc) this ID number will act as a reference and shows all previous records of events of that animal .
INAPH is a revenue village based application. According to the village list( as per census), selected areas/ villages are allotted to a particular AI worker operating in that region. Presently 43 Lakh animals registered under this system.
The authority of giving the tag number is entrusted to NDDB. On request NDDB can supply the 12 digit bar-coded plastic tags of required specification or can help any end user organization to establish contact with the tag manufacturing company making the ear tag of the standard specification. In the last 10 years about 3.5 crors ear tags with unique ID have been generated in 14 states of the country.