Chandigarh MC’s microchip scheme for stray dogs

Chandigarh: The Finance & Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation has approved an agenda item under which microchips will be implanted on stray dogs for the purpose of dog enumeration and vaccination management. The committee has approved the purchase of 1,000 microchips with an applicator and a reader at an estimated cost of Rs 4 lakh. The committee also approved AI imaging of stray dogs, which will help in enumeration and vaccination management, at an estimated cost of Rs 5 lakh.

A meeting of the committee was held today under the chairmanship of Mayor Kuldeep Kumar. It was attended by Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra and other committee members Jaswinder Kaur, Lakhbir Singh, Ram Chandra Yadav and Taruna Mehta. The committee discussed the agenda regarding rates, policy guidelines and terms and conditions for booking of commercial spaces through e-auction for the entire year at Housing Board, Mani Majra, Circus Ground in Sector 17 and Exhibition Ground in Sector 34. The committee members recommended that the detailed terms and conditions be presented in the next general meeting for discussion and final approval.