The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed to frame guidelines to regulate unhygienic wastes emanating from slaughterhouses after it was told that solid wastes released into drains and sub-soil was the main cause for outbreak of bird flu, foot and mouth disease and zonotic ailment.

NEW DELHI: After spending Rs 132 crore to build the ultra-modern abattoir at Ghazipur, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Shiela Dikshit government on Wednesday were red flagged by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the Supreme Court for breaching environmental rules.

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KOLKATA, Jan. 10: The Union ministry of food processing has

TIRUNELVELI: The Corporation, which has established the modern slaughterhouse at Melapalayam on an outlay of Rs. 50 lakh, has decided to administer the butchery through a qualified non-governmental organisation and hence, the local body has formulated stringent stipulations for managing it.


THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will close down the facility for slaughter of buffaloes for export within two years, the decision coming ahead of elections and under mounting pressure from the Jain community.

NEW DELHI: After being in the pipeline for four years, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is all set to unveil Ghazipur Meat Processing Plant with a trial run starting from Wednesday. Mr Vijender Gupta, chairman, standing committee, said that a team of eight experts from Germany was already providing training to the MCD staff as well as outside professionals. "Around 60 butchers are being trained in handling the new equipment. The trial run will be held as part of training,' he said.

More than four years after it was first conceptualised, the Ghazipur slaughterhouse

Animals used by the leather industry in India are transported to states where they can legally be killed. Forced to walk through the heat and dust for days without food or water, many of the animals collapse. Handlers pull the cattle by ropes through their noses and twist their necks, horns and tails or rub chilli peppers in their eyes in order to keep them moving.

After four years of monitoring by the Supreme Court, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Tuesday said the modern Ghazipur abattoir, which has missed many a deadline, would be ready by May 20 but the apex court gave it an additional 10 days. Appearing for MCD, additional solicitor general Amarendra Saran informed a Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhan, S B Sinha and A K Mathur that the project would be ready by May 20.