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Date :1/15/2019
Press Release on 15th January 2019
JMC launched the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification System) tagging system for Stray and Dairy Cattles in JMC limits

Today Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) launched the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification System) tagging system for Stray and Dairy Cattles in JMC limits and imparted awareness to Dairy owners for installation of Biogas Unit in JMC limits with the assistance of Khadi and village Industries Commission, Govt. of India. The RFID tagging system was launched by Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Hon’ble Mayor in presence of Smt. Purnima Sharma, Hon’ble Dy. Mayor and Commissioner, JMC Sh. Pankaj Magotra at JMC Cattle Pound Dogra Hall, JMC. Dr. Akshay Sharma, Councillor of Ward No. 8, Sh. Rajesh Bittu, Chairperson Goushalla, Amphalla, Sh. Ashok Kumar Singhvi, Asstt. Director, KVIC Jammu and diary unit owners were also present. During the programme, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal, Municipal Veterinary Officer, JMC explained the benefits of RFID tagging system. He gave practically demonstration on RFID tagging of stray/dairy cattles. This RFID is injected under the skin of the cattle and with the help of radio frequency reader the identification of cattle including its physical features, owner etc. will be available to JMC. This system will enable JMC keep a tab on the stray cattles on road and prevent the theft and samaguling. This system is capable of even recording and providing the information about the vaccination and other medicines given to the animals. The RFD tagging will benefit the Dairies owners by recording body weight, genetics, body condition of the animals in the RFD data in the associated software. RFID tag has been made mandatory for registration of the Dairy units in JMC limits. On the occasion the information regarding the benefits of the bio-gas plant to the diary owners was given by Assistant Director, KVIC Jammu. He informed that each biogas unit costs Rs. 30000-35000 and the owner of the dairy unit is given a subsidy of Rs. 13000/- for installing the highly efficient bio-gas unit. Hon’ble Mayor instructed the Dairy owners not to pass the cow dung into the drains and install the biogas unit by availing subsidy given by KVIC and also install Vermicompost unit in their premises for converting the cow dung into a resource. Hon’ble Mayor also launched a Biogas Unit in JMC stray cattle pound, Dogra Hall.