Ranchi, Jul 19: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that at no cost illegal meat trade would be allowed in the state.
Chairing a high level meeting with the officials here he said that the government was providing licenses and the shop keepers needed to apply for that and only the license owner shops as per the fixed regulations can sell meat in the state. He said that illegal slaughtering of prohibited animals and sell of their meat is completely banned in the state.
Mr Das said that people who indulge in meat trade do not have correct information regarding how to obtain the licenses and he asked the officials to apprise them in this regard. He directed that slaughter houses should be constructed soon and given out on outsourcing which would help to check illegal meat trade. Mr Das also instructed to build treatment plant at slaughter houses so that the blood of the animals is not spilled on the roads.
During the meeting Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department Sudhir Tripathi said that so far 7,333 online licenses have been issued and a license shop owner is allowed to sell 50 chicken per day and 10 small animals.
Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Principal Secretary of Urban Development Department Arun Kumar Singh and other officials were present in the meet.