Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Krishan Kant Singh Hoon & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 28/04/2014 regarding indiscriminate animal butchering activity going on in various parts of Hapur, Meerut and Gaziabad and River Kali is being polluted with dumping of the offal i.e. 66 percent of industrial waste from abattoirs into this river.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/339-2013(OA)_28Apr2014.pdf

With Kochi corporation failing to improve the conditions at Kaloor slaughterhouse, Pollution Control Board (PCB), Ernakulam, is on the verge of sending a report to its headquarters in Thiruvanantha

A Rajya Sabha Committee on Petitions has urged the government to review meat export policy and recommended not to grant permission for any new slaughter house until a critical analysis by a dedicat

The purpose of shifting the meat slaughtering business to Ghazipur seems to be lost as a number of illegal butcher shops are now in operation close to the modern abattoir in East Delhi.

Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking ban on a proposed slaughter house near the Ram Ganga river in Moradabad, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to take decision in this connection as per the pollution and environmental laws.

The above order was passed by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dr Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta on a PIL filed by Maa Ganga Mukti Samiti.

84 Abattoirs Shut Down Following Crackdown By Department

It seems that a major chunk of the meat you buy from the various outlets in the state is not safe to eat. Nearly 84 slaughterhouses across the state were closed down following raids conducted by food safety officials last week. It is also generally accepted that scores of illegal slaughterhouses that operate at odd hours have escaped the raid.

Slaughter houses in many states are functioning without any licence and even the licenced slaughter houses are also not following the provisions as well as MoEF guidelines, says Supreme Court in this order dated 30 Jan 2014. Read full text.

The livestock wealth of India is one of the highest in world. India is the world’s largest exporter of buffalo meat and accounts for 58 per cent of the world's buffalo population. Buffalo in India contributes about 30% of total meat production in the country. However despite this potential and growth, the sector is not well integrated.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akhil Bharat Goseva Sangh ( Mumbai) Vs Maharashtra Pollution Control Board & Others dated 29/11/2013 regarding closure of the slaughter house (Deonar Abattoir).

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/21_2013(App)(WZ)_29Nov2013_final_order.pdf

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday directed the Goa Meat Complex to repair the existing effluent treatment plant (ETP), which treats the waste water generated by the meat compl