MCG orders shut down of illegal meat shops, slaughter houses

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By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Feb 22, 2019

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday ordered to shut down all the unauthorised meat shops and slaughter houses operating in the city.

As per the data, the MCG has so far issued licences to 108 meat shops in the city. Apart from these meat shops, action will be taken against all the other shops operating in the city.

The licenced meat shops have also been issued notices asking them to stop procuring meat from unauthorised slaughter houses. Failing which, strict action will be taken against them.

As per the officials, actions will be taken against violators under Section 338 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994.

As per a report in TOI, the order has come after the MCG taken two private agencies onboard – Gitwako India Firms Pvt Ltd and AOV Agro foods Pvt Ltd – with a responsibility to provide slaughter houses in the city. They have been given the responsibility to supply meats to the meat shops in the city.

A senior official of MCG informed, “There was no slaughter house facility in the city earlier. But, now with empanelment of two agencies, this problem was solved. Hence, we will take action against the illegal meat shops and slaughter houses in the city.”

He added that the new agencies will be supplying up to 40 metric tonnes of mutton and 36 metric tonnes of chicken in the city every day.

The MCG is said to have empanelled two agencies after it failed to acquire land for developing modern slaughter houses in the city.

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