The central government has sanctioned the project to modernise the slaughterhouse located on Hambran Road. It released Rs 7.93 crore for the same on Wednesday.
The total cost for upgrading the slaughterhouse is around rs 19.5 crore, of which Rs 11.57 crore will be spent by the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC).
This project has been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Dr YP Singh, veterinary officer, Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC), informed that once this slaughter house is modernised and starts operations, there will be no slaughtering of animals either on roadside or in meat shops.
He said that at present, manual slaughtering of only sheeps and goats is going on at the existing slaughterhouse located on two acres of land on Hambran Road, here. He said that the new modernised slaughter house would be fully automated.
He said with modernisation, the slaughter house would have a capacity for slaughtering 2,000 poultry birds per hour, 250 small animals (halal) and 250 small animals (jhatka). The small animals to be slaughtered at the state-of-the-art modernised slaughterhouse would be sheep, goat and pigs.
MC joint commissioner Amarjit Singh Sekhon informed that the modernised slaughter house will have facilities such as cutting and packing of animals.
Sekhon said that the people and shopkeepers willing to get their animals slaughtered in a clean environment would be benefitted in a big way as this process would be done at a nominal price. He said that this would improve the quality and reduce pollution.
The Ludhiana MC would be floating the tenders for this project soon and once the tendering process is completed, the modernisation of the slaughter house would start, he added.