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Govt Plans Unique IDs for Cows to Check Smuggling

NEW DELHI:  In order to prevent trafficking and smuggling of cows, their calves, oxen and bulls, the Centre has planned a tamper-proof Unique Identification Number (UIN) like Aadhaar for in the country. This was stated by the government in the documents filed by the central government with the Supreme Court.

The unique ID will contain details of the cattle such as age, sex, breed, height, body colour, horn type, tail switch and special marks. In the case of milch cattle, it will also have the lactation profile.

In its report to the Supreme Court the government said, “The ministry of agriculture has devised a method of tamper-proof identification of cattle using polyurethane tags with a UIN sequence. It may be made mandatory for cows and their progeny throughout India.”

The Centre said, “Already mass tagging of cattle for insurance purpose is being done by livestock development boards and animal husbandry departments in states”