KMC issues directives to slaughter houses
Kohima, June 30 (EMN): With a view to contain possible transmission and spread of the virus through wet markets and slaughter houses, Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has directed all the concerned within its jurisdiction to collect all the wastes and fluid in a proper designated place and sanitise the same.
In an order, KMC administrator Kovi Meyase, warned that any traders violating the norms and guidelines would be penalised with INR 500 in the first instance and INR 1000 in the second instance. The circular also stated that trade license will be cancelled in the event of continued violation to the guidelines.
The order was issued as there have been instances of transmission of coronavirus through wet market or slaughter houses especially those dealing with fresh meat, poultry and raw fishes in other parts of the world. Traders are also asked to operate as per the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines.
Meyase informed this Correspondent that the order would come into effect as soon as possible. He, however, said they would start with ground works like putting up hoardings and sensitising the people.
“For about a week we will not be really stringent on imposing fines but will focus more on trying to sensitise them, warn them, and then only will get into real enforcement and fine,” he informed.
He also stated that the chief inspector would be the overall in-charge for looking into the matter. He has also sought co-operation from the citizens to help maintain the city saying, “Unless the citizens co-operate with the government, just penalties and enforcement will not help.”
While lauding the contributions of the citizens in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Meyase has further requested the citizens to co-operate with the government and make Kohima a more liveable and hygienic city.