First of its kind in Kashmir, Rs 15 crore Abattoir to commission

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Srinagar, Apr 6 (UNI) The first of its kind abattoir is coming up in the Kashmir valley at a cost of Rs 15 crore which will have a capacity of slaughtering 1,000 sheep a day, official sources said.

They said so far Rs 70 lakhs have been spent on the one unit of the abattoir, being constructed by Wool Development Corporation over 220 kanals of land at Wanihama, Ganderbal.

The first unit would be commissioned by the end of April, they said.

The first unit has a capacity of slaughtering 1,000 sheep a day while rest of four units of the abattoir has the capacity of slaughtering 5,000 sheep daily.

On completion the abattoir would generate revenue of Rs 25,000 daily to the wool board.

They said a team of veterinary doctors and functionaries of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution would be deployed at the abattoir where from mutton would be supplied to the city.

UNI BAS MYK MP VC1325

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