To be built by Tiruchi Corporation at Gandhi Market
The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries will extend 50 per cent grant for establishing modern slaughterhouse for goats planned to be built by the Tiruchi Corporation at the Gandhi Market in the city.
The facility would replace the existing slaughterhouse that is in a dilapidated condition near the Gandhi Market. Work orders have already been issued for the work to be executed at a cost of Rs.1 crore with funds sanctioned under the Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund.
A modern slaughter house for cows has commissioned a few years back at the G.Corner ground in the city.
However, civic officials have been recently told by officials of the Union government that all new slaughter houses should meet the ISI specifications of the Bureau of Indian Standards and have a range of modern amenities.
Accordingly, the new slaughterhouse would have unloading ramps, holding pins, lairage, isolation pen for sick animals, blood collection system, modern tools for evisceration and skinning, refrigerated vans, computerised weighing machines, cold storage, lab, effluent treatment plant and power supply systems.
The Corporation has now decided to incorporate all the modern amenities required to get the Central assistance. It has also decided to get additional space for creating all the amenities by using the adjoining offices of the Junior Engineer and Sanitary Inspector situated on the East Boulevard Road.
Tenants at the offices, currently rented out, would be asked to vacate within three months.
The civic body, as per a proposal approved by the Corporation council recently, has also decided to utilise the space available at the bio-manure production unit and cold storage for fish, both of which are currently in disuse. Both the structures are to be demolished for creating the additional space required for the slaughterhouse.
The revised cost of the project is to be worked out soon, Corporation sources said.