After Citizens, Now Indian Cows to Get Aadhar Card!

April 25, 2017 Author: Abhi Velani

To prevent smuggling of cows, the Supreme Court has decided to provide Aadhar-like unique identification number to cows in India.

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

The court was hearing a petition by an organisation, the Akhil Bharat Krishi Goseva Sangh, which alleged rampant smuggling of cattle across the border to Bangladesh.

The UID number should be mandatory and should have details like "age, breed, sex, lactation, height, body, color, horn type, tail switch, special marks details of the animal", the committee suggested.

Each district, the committee suggested, should have a shelter home of 500-capacity for abandoned animals to help reduce smuggling and such units should be funded by the state.

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

As per the report, nearly one lakh technicians have been armed with 50,000 tablets. Their mission is to affix a polyurethane tag on the ears of the cattle with a tag applicator.

Once the tag is fixed, the technician will use a tablet to update the number in an online database and also provide the cattle owner with an `animal health card' recording the UID number, owner's details, status of periodic vaccinations of the animal as well as breeding details.