The Russian government is preparing the digitalization of reindeer herding farms in the Far East and the Far North. About it writes Kommersant.
Among other things, the idea is to equip nomadic reindeer herders with a herd control system. On it, for each deer, a digital collar will be hung, and it is planned to monitor the livestock using drones. It is estimated that there are 1.9 million reindeer in the country, and the cost of the project could be one billion rubles.
However, experts interviewed by the publication questioned the possibility of realizing this idea. So, Nikolay Ryashin, the general director of the Hive drone port, claims that low temperatures in the northern regions do not allow the quadcopters to be fully utilized. And the chairman of the board of the Association of Reindeer Herders Miroslava Madejski positively assessed the idea, but doubted the sufficient level of technical culture of the industry workers.
On September 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country’s authorities have allocated about three trillion rubles to support citizens. He noted that this is more than 4.5 percent of the country’s GDP. The allocated funds were used to preserve jobs and incomes of citizens. The head of state called the main tool for stimulating economic growth “digitalization and wider use of environmentally friendly technologies and other innovative solutions in all spheres of life.”
Earlier, Director General of ANO Dialogue Alexei Goreslavsky told Lenta.ru that the results of the digital readiness test indicate the need for digital education and increasing the level of digital literacy – not only in Russia, but at the international level. According to the International Digitization Readiness Index presented by Dialogue ANO, Russia ranks 27th out of 51 in the ranking of countries in terms of digitalization.