Autonomous society for meat, poultry processing cleared

December 26th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The cabinet Friday sanctioned Rs.146.4 million (Rs.14.64 crore) for setting up an autonomous society over a period of three years to upgrade the meat and poultry processing industry.Headquartered in Delhi, the proposed Meat and Poultry Processing Board will initially be supported by the government, and subsequently managed by the industry.

The board will help the meat processing industry set up new abattoirs and modernise existing units by providing technical consultancy for production of hygienic meat and meat products.

The board will also help the industry raise domestic standards to internationally accepted norms, develop uniform and effective meat quality-testing systems in the country, utilise slaughterhouse wastes to prepare by-products with value addition, and address environmental pollution issues.

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