|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 5: Acting on Jammu and Kashmir High Court directives, the Jammu Municipal Corporation has begun implanting stray animals and dairy cattle with radio frequency identification tags to rid the state's winter capital of their menace.
"We have launched the Radio Frequency Identification tagging drive for stray and dairy cattle in the municipal limits of the city," JMC's Veterinary Officer Zafar Iqbal told PTI Wednesday.
The project was launched last week and we have already tagged quite a few cattle, said Dr Iqbal.
"We are facing some software hitches in tagging. Once this problem is overcome, all stray animals numbering over 300 will be tagged with RFID system," he said.
The step has been taken by the JMC as per the directions of the J&K High Court to deal with the menace of stray cattle on roads, often causing traffic snarls and accident.