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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, February 16, 2013
Although the population of Gurgaon has grown leaps and bounds, the district doesn’t have a modern slaughter house.

However, the government is moving fast in the direction of setting up two high-tech slaughterhouses at Gurgaon and Faridabad at the cost of Rs. 60 crore and Rs. 56 crore respectively. The municipal corporations of Gurgaon and Faridabad had submitted a proposal in 2011.

Naresh Kadian, a member of a committee set up by the government on slaughterhouses, said illegal slaughtering has been taking place in Gurgaon. According to him, these slaughterhouses were flouting rules framed for prevention of cruelty to animals.

The member asked civic agencies to implement the norms effectively. “Slaughter animals are being ill-treated during their transportation. This has to stop,” he said.

Meanwhile, Haryana Pollution Control Board has shut 41 slaughterhouses in the state for failing to set up effluent treatment facilities in them. Only two slaughterhouses — located at Faridabad and Ambala — are operational in the state.

“Ten or more animals including chicken should be slaughtered in the designated slaughterhouses instead of chicken or meat shops as is the case in majority of the cities. It is an illegal activity,” Kadyan added.