The World Bank has selected PMC for the project and will grant ₹7 crore to establish it, officials said
PUNE Rising demand for meat had led to the proliferation of unregulated slaughterhouse and meat stalls in the city. However, there was a need for a modernized slaughterhouse that could meet ISI standards. Now, in order to obtain clean, hygienic and good quality sheep and goat meat, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is constructing a modernized slaughterhouse in Pune.
The World Bank has selected PMC for the project and will grant ₹7 crore to establish it, officials said.
PMC veterinarian Dr Sarika Funde said: “Recently the World Bank team visited Pune. They will give ₹7 crores for the project and it will be 100% subsidized”.
City Commissioner Vikram Kumar said, “This project will help citizens get good quality meat. It will also end the illegal killing of animals. The project will be implemented on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
“The project will be executed in association with the World Bank and the Union Ministry of Agriculture. The Kondhwa slaughterhouse, owned by PMC, will also be upgraded under the program, Funde added.
PMC officials said: ‘It is forbidden to cut chicken, goat or mutton in open places and cities like Delhi have banned it. t. Once the slaughterhouse is developed, PMC will be able to overcome this problem.
The municipal commissioner had budgeted for this project in the budget since the work would begin during this fiscal year.
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