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Now, cows in India to be tagged with Aadhar-like unique identification numbers to avoid Cow vigilantism

 2017-04-24 10:30:43.0

Now, cows in India to be tagged with  Aadhar-like unique identification numbers to avoid Cow vigilantism

New Delhi: Now, Central government is ready to put Aadhar like identification numbers for cows in India. Although a raging debate over cow vigilantism and their horrifying stories of brutally beating up other people and on highways and in city's are doing the rounds.


The center has made this proposal on basis of recommendations made by committee headed by th Joint Secretary, Home Ministry , after which the it was proposed to the Supreme Court on Monday.


In its report Supreme Court, the Central government said, "each cow and its progeny across India should get a Unique Identification Number for tracking."

The central government have also recommended to cake special care for cattle beyond age of milking, while stressing on launching of a scheme for distressed farmers. It also stated that each district should have a shelter home of capacity at least 500 abandoned animals, which will help reduce smuggling of cattle across the country.

The central has also highlighted the issue of cow protection and smuggling of cattle across India-Bangladesh border.


According to a report, animal husbandry department had assigned technicians to affix a tag with a 12-digit unique identification number inside the ear of cows.

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Around 50,000 tablets will be handled by around one lakh technicians whose mission will be to affix a polyurethane tag on the ears of the cattle with a tag applicator.

A yellow-colored tag is fixed in the center of the ear lobe.

After the tag is fixed, the technicians will use a tablet to upload the number in an online database and also provide the cattle owner with an 'health card' carrying the UID number, owner's details, status of periodic deworming and vaccinations of the animal as well as breeding details. This will help track the cattle along with all relevant details.


The move will help dairy farmers for tracking cattle so that they are vaccinated on time and scientific intervention is made available for better breeding and increasing milk production, doubling income of dairy farmers in the process by 2022.


The Central has set aside Rs 148 crore for producing the tags, tag applicators, tablets and heath cards , officials said.


It has also fixed targets for individual states to be completed with in 2017.

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