Modern meat processing plant to be operational from July: Gupta

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New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Chairman of the MCD standing committee Vijender Gupta, today said the ultra modern meat processing plant at Ghazipur will be made operational from next month and existing slaughter house at Idgah closed down simultaneously.

However, the livestock market will continue to function from Idgah for convenience of various livestock traders coming from the neighbouring states of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Mr Gupta told newspersons here.

The MCD will provide free transport for transportation of cattle from Idgah to Ghazipur. The livestock market developed at Ghazipur will also continue to function as it is.

Mr Gupta further informed that MCD itself will operate the Ghazipur Meat Processing Plant. A team of technical experts from Germany will supervise the slaughtering operations and will keep close watch on the functioning of the machinery at various stages of processing.

He said the slaughtering will be carried out free of charge for the first three months. The cattle will not have to wait at the large at Ghazipur but directly taken to the Plant for processing.

The trial run of Ghazipur Meat Processing Plant began on June 3.

A team of eight experts from Germany provided training to MCD staff as well as non-MCD professionals. Sixty butchers were trained-up in handling the new equipments and machinery. The mock trial was also held as part of the training. Keeping in view the successful Trial Run, the MCD has decided to make Meat Processing Plant Operational.

He expressed hope that clean, wholesome and hygienic meat will be produced under thorough ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection by the qualified veterinary surgeons backed by fully equipped laboratory support in an air-conditioned environment.

Therefore, there will be no chance of meat-borne diseases. All liquid waste will be treated at the Effluent Treatment Plant.

The treated water will be recycled for cleaning of the Slaughter House and gardening of the adjoining areas, so that thre will be no water pollution in the river Yamuna.

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