Holy cow! Now Left-ruled Kerala has launched an innovative call for animal protection | Thiruvananthapuram | So Good News
Thiruvananthapuram: Leftists in Kerala have strongly opposed the cow protection plans announced by governments in states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
They call the official announcements political rhetoric and dismiss them as “Sanghi” propaganda.
But Kerala, ruled by the CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF), recently took a U-turn, albeit with the help of technology, to protect the state’s livestock.
The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has launched an innovative trial for startups to produce a set of cost-effective Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can monitor vital parameters of cows, including their health and early detection of diseases.
Called the Internet of Cattle (IoC) Innovation Challenge and announced at the first IoT Summit here at Technopark, the initiative seeks to create a unique identification system like Aadhaar that can help identify cattle, alert owners about their health and genetics. mapping including breeding and potential milk yield.
KSUM CEO Anup Ambika said that the IoC Innovation Challenge is a unique concept and KSUM is proud to introduce such an initiative for the benefit of the livestock sector.
He noted that IoT, with its immense potential, could change the way things work now.
“Information overload has created many aspirational needs for young people and they have come to explore the world. But we want them to return their experience and knowledge for the benefit of the country,” he said.
“The state is carefully analyzing young people who try to go abroad with the advent of the Internet. We want startups to create an ecosystem that encourages people to come back and settle down,” said Anup.
He encouraged the youth to come up with interesting ideas, combine them after listening to experts and use the system available in the government in the form of infrastructure, grants and funds.
At the summit, KSUM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kerala Medical Technology Consortium (KMTC) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in medical technology, medical devices and other areas. Anop and KMTC special officer Padmakumar C exchanged a memorandum.
About 15 selected startups showcased their innovative products at the IoT Startup Expo held as part of the summit.