MCD to crack down on illegal dairies
Purchasing milk from your local dairy may be affected with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) ready to shut down illegal dairies in the city.
The civic body has urged them to move to Gogha Dairy Colony that has been specifically been built to house dairies and clear up Delhi's streets of cattle.
The MCD has decided to start cracking down and impound animals as the period of relief granted by the Delhi High Court for completion of relocation process has come to an end. At present, 2,000 unauthorised dairies operate in the Capital. These dairies have to be shifted to Ghogha Dairy colony on the outskirts of the city.
A notice issued by additional director (veterinary service headquarters) has asked illegal dairy owners to either shift or shut operation with immediate effect.
"Illegal dairy owners who have not booked or have not been allotted plots on grounds of ineligibility at Ghogha are also requested to close or shift their illegal dairies/ cattle from urban areas immediately," stated the notice dated January 31.
A senior official of the veterinary department said many dairy owners are hesitating from moving to Ghogha because there is no proper water supply there. "However, since the deadline is over, we are bound to follow court orders," he said.
There are about 40,000 animals in licenced dairies in 10 dairy colonies in Goila, Madanpur Khadar, Ghazipur and Bhalaswa-Jehangirpuri areas of the city.