MCG proposes slaughterhouse in Gurgaon
The development takes place in the backdrop of MCG carrying out several raids over the last week, under which it demolished illegal slaughterhouses and shut illegal meat shops across the city.gurgaon Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:56 IST
Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is looking to revive the project of setting up a slaughterhouse in the city, where people with the requisite licence can legally slaughter animals for consumption.
The development takes place in the backdrop of MCG carrying out several raids over the last week, under which it demolished illegal slaughterhouses and shut illegal meat shops across the city.
As per MCG officials, if approved, the slaughterhouse will be constructed outside the MCG jurisdiction in Roz Ka Meo industrial area in Sohna, 26 kilometres from Gurgaon.
Since the area falls under Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), the slaughterhouse will be jointly operated by HSIIDC and MCG, while the MCG will be responsible for its construction and maintenance.
“The proposal for establishing a slaughterhouse and allotment of land at Roz Ka Meo has been sent to the Haryana government. Once approved, a Detailed Project Report will be compiled for the project,” V Umashankar, MCG commissioner said.
The MCG’s proposal for a slaughterhouse has been in the pipeline since 2013, similar to the one at Ghazipur in New Delhi.
On two occasions, MCG had shortlisted an area in Sector 37 for the construction of a slaughterhouse but had to abandon the project following protests by residents.
In April, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had directed municipal bodies in the state to provide details on legal and illegal slaughterhouses in their respective areas. The directive was issued around the time when Uttar Pradesh government had banned slaughterhouses.
It was then that the MCG discovered that all meat shops and slaughterhouses in Gurgaon were illegal.
Though the MCG has issued licences to over 100 meat shops in the city, it has no process in place for legalising slaughterhouses.
On Thursday, the MCG demolished seven slaughterhouses in Khandsa and Basai Mandi. Similarly, on Saturday, it shut down 55 illegal meat shops in the city.
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 22:56 IST