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Govt plans unique ID for cows like Aadhaar number for humans

Adducing a report by a committee appointed by the Union Home Ministry, he said each cow and its progeny across India should get a Unique Identification Number so that their movement can be tracked.

The government of India has told Supreme Court of India that each cow and its progeny across India should get a Unique Identification Number (UID) to prevent their smuggling, The Indian Express reported today.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appointed by Ministry of Home Affairs, told a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar that the Centre has approved the recommendations in principle

Adducing a report by a committee appointed by the Union Home Ministry, he said each cow and its progeny across India should get a Unique Identification Number so that their movement can be tracked. [social_warfare buttons=”Facebook “]

The committee, headed by a Joint Secretary in the MHA, was constituted after the apex court prodded the government to stop smuggling of cattle, especially through the porous borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.

“The UID number should have age, breed, sex, lactation, height, body, color, horn type, tail switch and special marks details of the animal. The UID for cow and its progeny should be made mandatory across India,” the committee has suggested.

Emphasising on the prohibition of smuggling of animals across Bangladesh, the Centre said that active support and cooperation should be sought from the public.

“People should be asked to give information related to movements of animals on roads through toll free helpline numbers,” said the report.

News source : LIVE MINT

 

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