The Corporation has initiated steps to impound pigs in the city consequent to the Corporation Council’s decision to ban rearing of pigs within the city. Those rearing pigs within the city have to remove the animals by themselves, failing which Corporation workers will impound them, Commissioner V.P.Thandapani said in a press release. Criminal action will also be initiated against those rearing pigs. The Corporation has convened a meeting with pig rearers and the police to explain the regulation introduced by the civic body. Owners of hotels and marriage halls who knowingly or unknowingly allow pigs to feed on their wastes would also face action, he said.