In a country where the population is close to 125 crore and where the nation is struggling to include its citizens in a project that is expected to be the world’s biggest one, it will be really funny and will not be easy for anyone to accept that even animals will soon be a part of this world’s biggest project. Yes, we are talking about the world’s largest identification establishment program running in India under the name of ‘Aadhaar’. It is perhaps known to everyone that the project has been struggling in the country and has been widely criticized throughout its journey. The government is all-out to cover up maximum people under the program as early as possible but still has not been able to achieve 50% mark in its mission. We are talking about this because soon we will see animals in Haryana having their Aadhaar.
Till now you would have heard about Aadhar card of humans only but interesting fact is that soon in Haryana Aadhar card of cow, buffalo, sheep, goat and pig will also be made. For their Aadhar card their photographs, race, complexion, body structure and age will be recorded in the database. This program will begin in few blocks only on an experimental basis. Staff members of Animal Husbandry Department would be given training for this and will begin from next month. Record of 3.5 lakh animals will be made online.
The aim of this scheme is to establish identity of animals, their security, provide them benefits of health schemes. Through this scheme details of extinction of animals’ species in the state, genetic effects, their changing catering needs and their diseases can also be known. Director General of Chandigarh Animal Husbandry Department said that work will begin from next month on the scheme. All the concerned officials have been informed about this. With Aadhar card not only cattle but also cattleman will get benefited.