Madhya Pradesh Government Develops App for Monitoring Cow Healthcare

Cow care is going hi-tech in Madhya Pradesh. MP government is moving day-to-day cow-healthcare to an app that will link cow owners with animal husbandry officials and field teams. There are around 1,050 veterinary hospitals and 1,550 dispensaries staffed by 1,500 doctors and assistants, to take care of around 1.96 crore cattle. It is said that all will be lined to the app though which the government will monitor all the plans and projects for cow protection. Apart from healthcare details, it will have real time information on how many stray cattle were rescued from streets and shifted to cow sheds. It will also help to cut down on absenteeism in the department and make staff accountable.

The MP government has increased cows' care fund by five times, launched a statewide drive to build cow shelters and mulling a cess on luxury cars to fund its plan to build 1,000 cow sheds. The administration is looking for a way to monitor cows health round-the-clock to ensure they are well fed and get regular health checkups. Once the app is in place, animal husbandry department official will feed real time information about day-to-day activities, which the authorities must verify. Similar app based health monitoring system of cows has also been launched by Haryana government.