Bareilly to count its stray Dogs in the Livestock Census

Pashu Sandesh, 03 December 2018

In a first, Bareilly is going to count stray Dogs on the streets in the ongoing Livestock Census.  Talking to a leading news paper the Deputy Chief Veterinary officer Dr Abha Dutt informed about the plans of the Department to include the stray Dogs in the census along with the cattle and the Data will be made available online.

As per Dr Abha ,Enumerators — who are employed in taking a census have been given training to carry out survey in villages and urban areas. Animals, including cattle, buffalo, mithun, sheep, goat, horse, pony, mule, donkey, camel, dog, rabbit and elephant, possessed by households, household enterprises, non-household enterprises and institutions will be counted. 

“Fowl, duck, emu, turkeys and quail will also be covered in the census. The drive is vital to identify endangered indigenous breeds so that steps can be taken for their conservation,” Dr Dutt added.

An important addition in the ongoing census is the use of Digital platform for collection and uploading of the Data. The application for the collection of the Data is developed by the National Information Center (NIC) as part of “Digital India” and the workers are issued with Tablets for the same.