After handing over operation and maintenance of the Ghazipur abattoir to a private agency earlier, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has now decided to lease the rendering plant at the same slaughter house to a private operator for five years.

To implement the same, the civic body has invited bidders to participate in an open auction later this month. The auction will be held at the Additional Commissioner (Veterinary) office on November 30.

The highest bidding agency so chosen would in return pay a monthly lease rent to the civic body. There is also a provision to increase the lease rent by 10 per cent annually.

The modern rendering plant at the Ghazipur abattoir would work as a processing unit to convert waste animal tissue into value-added materials and by-products including poultry meal.

According to the civic body, a move to lease out the plant to a private operator would help the MCD earn revenue as well as prevent possible health hazards.

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