INDIA - After AADHAR, the Indian government is jumping onto the next big unique identification scheme, but this time it's not for human beings. The government is all set to assign a 12-digit identification number to 88 million cattle in the country.
The move will help officials track the general health of cows and check for timely vaccinations. According to a report by The Economic Times, the government has set aside a budget of Rs 148 crore for the entire operation.
A special team of technicians equipped with 50,000 tablets, special tags and health cards aims at tagging 41 million buffaloes and 47 million indigenous and cross-bred cows that produce milk.
The tags will cost Rs 8 per piece and is built with a special light material that won't cause discomfort for them. The tag will contain the unique 12 digit number and the owner will be provided with a special health card to keep up with the vaccine schedule.
The technician will then update the unique code in their online data base.
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