Ghazipur meat processing centre starts trial run
The MCD's Meat Process Centre at Ghazipur successfully started its trial run on Wednesday.
The Jhatka section was put into operation where 20 animals were processed. According to the MCD officials, the plant ran successfully.
"The end result was successful and resulted in a clean job", said a senior MCD official.
The MCD official said that the feedback and operational details would be analysed on Thursday to ensure long-term successful operation. In addition to this other sections such as halal and buffalo slaughtering will be made operational within 10-15 days.
To take stock of the trial operation, Dr VK Monga, Chairman, Medical Relief and Public Health Committee visited the site on Wednesday.
Once the slaughterhouse becomes fully operational it will be able to slaughter 10,000 animals per day.
The construction work of the slaughterhouse was supposed to be completed by 2005. However, the civic body failed to complete it.
The deadline was then shifted to June 2006, which the civic body was yet again unable to meet. The Supreme Court is monitoring the construction of the slaughterhouse since June 2005.