Now, an app for birds spreads its wings to Delhi
Delhi’s bird lovers who want to put out water for parched birds who fly for miles in search of water and often die of thirst, will be able to do so with ease now.
A mobile app called Bird Tap, already popular in other parts of the country, will soon spread its wings to Delhi. The app is the initiative of a tech-savvy Surat-based animal rescue and welfare organisation, Prayas Team Environment. Registered users will be able to pick up earthen pots free of cost from the nearest centres of the organisation. The app will also send out reminders to users to refill the pots whenever they dry up. “Summer in Delhi is the worst for birds. There are a large number of bird and animal lovers in Delhi who want to help the birds but don’t know how to. We want to connect all bird lovers to a single platform through the app,” says Darshan Desai, founder and trustee of the NGO. Desai has already found several volunteers and co-ordinators in Delhi, who are helping him take the project ahead.
“The app will be fully functional by next summer and we will begin by distributing around 10,000 pots in the Capital,” he says. Volunteers in the city are helping promote the app through Facebook pages such as India Animal Forum. “While some people painstakingly put out water for stray animals, many are oblivious of the simple ways we can save the lives of birds. The app will help increase the number of volunteers in Delhi,” says Chandni Khurana, a city-based animal rights activist.