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Gurgaon civic body to construct multi-level slaughterhouse

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Posted: August 7, 2014 3:58 am

In a first-of-its-kind project, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has planned to construct a multi-level modern slaughter house in Sector 37, Gurgaon.

Once the Ministry of Food Processing approves the final design of the 53-crore project, the civic body will float tenders for the same after August 20. The civic body has already earmarked an area of 9,882.5 sq mts for the slaughter house, which is being built on the lines of Delhi’s Ghazipur slaughter house, officials said.

“A slaughter house is required in Gurgaon to centralise illegal butchering that takes place in the city. It will also create demand of raw material (animals) to be produced in nearby areas,” Praveen Kumar, Commissioner, MCG, said.

According to the MCG’s Detailed Project Report (DPR), the slaughter house will have two storeys and a basement.

The basement will have waste collectors, hot water generator and boiler, cold water supply, cold storage, collection duct, compressed air system and a five lakh litre capacity  underground water tank.

The ground floor will have slaughter lines for goat and sheep, with separate provisions for jhatka slaughter and halal slaughter.

Around 2,000 goat and sheep can be slaughtered in jhatka and halal lines per day. The ground floor will also have a five lakh litre capacity overhead water tank.

The first floor of the slaughter house will be dedicated to a poultry slaughter line that will allow slaughter of about 24,000 poultry per day. On the same floor, but in a separate section, the civic body plans to have a slaughter line only for pigs, with a provision to slaughter 500 pigs per day.

The second floor of the slaughter will also have a 300KLD effluent treatment plant (EFT) that will treat waste water generated from the slaughter house. It will also treat waste like skin, blood and feathers in case of poultry. The second floor will also house the administrative unit.

The MCG is also planning to construct a rendering plant in the slaughter house. According to Sonu Kumar, Sub Divisional Officer, MCG, “The rendering plant will recycle dead animals and slaughterhouse wastes into various products like recycled meat, bone meal and animal fat. These products will then be sold as a source of protein and other nutrients for dairy animals, poultry, swine, pet foods, cattle feed and sheep.”

According to senior officials, the civic body had also planned to include buffaloes in the slaughter house plan but the Ministry of Food Processing did not approve. The slaughter house will also serve as the terminal market for livestock for slaughter and resale or restocking of poultry, goat, sheep and pigs.

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