Gurgaon: A legal slaughterhouse on the cards?

By City Spidey
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Gurgaon might finally have its legal slaughterhouse if the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) gets its way.

The MCG is keen to re-launch its project to set up a legal slaughterhouse, where people with a license can slaughter their animals without the fear of police raids.

According to MCG officials, if greenlit, the project will be constructed outside MCG jurisdiction in Roz Ka Meo industrial area in Sohna, located 26 km from Gurgaon.

Since the area falls under Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), the slaughterhouse will be jointly operated by HSIIDC and MCG. The MCG will, however, 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 for approval. Once approved, a detailed project report will be compiled,” confirmed V Umashankar, MCG commissioner.

The MCG’s proposal for a slaughterhouse has been in the pipeline since 2013, similar to the one at Ghazipur in New Delhi.

But the recent push came in the wake of the MCG raids last week, where it took down seven illegal slaughterhouses at Khandsa and Basai Mandi, and shut down 55 illegal meat shops across the city. 

On two occasions in the past, the MCG had shortlisted an area in Sector 37 for the construction of a slaughterhouse, but had to abandon the project in view of protests by local residents.

In March, municipal bodies across the state were ordered by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to provide details on legal and illegal slaughterhouses in the state.

Much to its shock, the MCG had at the time discovered that all meat shops and slaughterhouses in Gurgaon were illegal.

Though the MCG has issued licenses to over 100 meat shops in the city, it has no licensing process in place for legalising slaughterhouses.

TAGS: Gurgaon / MCG / Slaughterhouse / Roz Ka Meo / Sector 37 / HSIIDC / Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation / Haryana CM / Manohar Lal Khattar