After bovines, it’s the turn of canines in the city to be fitted with micro-chips. Leader of MCD House, Subhash Arya, has proposed that in order to ensure proper sterilisation of dogs in the city, they be fitted with micro-chips.
“I have proposed in the budget approved by the MCD that dogs be micro-chipped so proper tabs can be kept on their sterilisation. Right now, we have to depend on the numbers provided by the nine NGOs carrying out sterilisation. After micro-chipping the dogs,
we will be able to keep proper data on the entire process. I have submitted my proposal and have asked the veterinary staff in MCD to see if it’s viable,” said Arya.
There are around 2.6 lakh dogs in the city. Of which, only 32 per cent have been sterilised since the process began in 2003. With the MCD paying Rs 475 for each micro-chip, the agency will shell out Rs 12.35 crore to micro-chip all the dogs.