Two android based apps namely Microbial Genetic Resources App having access to database of cultures in NAIMCC and a bilingual app for farmers namely MicroMitra App managing the technologies from NBAIM have been developed. Both the apps were released during Krishi Unnati mela 2017 organised by ICAR-IARI by Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh on 15 March 2017.
(i) Microbial Genetic Resource App:
An android based mobile app of MGRportal has been developed which has search options for general search of microbial accessions by accession number or by name in NAIMCC database; list of microbial accessions in core collection developed based on agriculturally important traits; procurement of microbial cultures from NAIMCC and opinion for query related to microbial germplasm at ICAR-NBAIM, Mau, U.P. An app can be downloaded from www.mgrportal.org.in site as well as play store .
(ii) Micromitra App:
Another android based bilingual mobile app Micromitra has also been developed which is an initiative of ICAR-NBAIM for farmers. It enlists various microbe based technologies developed at ICAR-NBAIM, Mau, U.P. and gives details on about, crops benefited, advantages, application, dosage, precautions and cost of each technology. An app can be downloaded from www.mgrportal.org.in site as well as play store.