Aadhaar-like card for cows: Centre submits report to SC
On Monday, the Centre submitted a report to the Supreme Court regarding cow protection.
In a crackdown on cow smuggling, a committee headed by the Joint Secretary of the Home Ministry has been formed, that has given some recommendations.
In its report, the Centre has told the apex court that each district should have a shelter home, with a capacity of keeping at least 500 animals.
The report also made it clear that it will be the responsibility of state governments to ensure the safety of abandoned animals.
Another recommendation of the report is to provide special care for the cattle that are beyond the age of milk production.
In Gujarat, Dalit activists have demanded that cows should be given aadhaar-cards and hay depots should be opened in each village to ensure that cows do not consume plastic.
Dalit activist Natu Parmar from Surendra Nagar district of Gujarat is planning to organise a programme in this regard on May 10. In 2016, a Dalit family was brutally attacked by cow vigilantes in Una district of Gujarat.
In January this year, it was reported that 88 million cows in this country will have unique indentification numbers. The innovative move was taken to keep a track on timely vaccination of cows and to monitor their health.
The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 148 crore. A yellow-coloured polyurethane tag with a 12-digit unique identification number, will be placed inside the center of the earlobe of cows.
The technicians will place polyurethane tag inside the ears of cows with tag applicator. The technician will then update the 12-digit identification number with the help of an online database and also provide the cattle owner with all the information regarding the cow.
The tamper-proof tag just weighs eight grams so that it doesn't cause any inconvenience to the animal and its cost is Rs 8 per piece.