Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday ordered installation of CCTV cameras in all the slaughter houses and closure of illegal ones operating in urban areas.
    
The government has also issued direction for setting up a committee in all the urban local bodies to check illegal slaughtering of cattle, a statement said.
    
The committee will hold regular monthly meetings with the departments concerned. In a directive to the director of Urban Local Bodies, district magistrates and executive officers of Nagar Palika Parishads and Nagar Panchayats, Principal Secretary Urban Development ordered installation of CCTV cameras in all slaughter houses to keep a close watch on their activities.
    
He said that the step would not only check cruelty against animals in slaughter houses, but also help in effective implementation of pollution control measures.
    
He also stressed on carrying out anti-mortem and post mortem of cattle meant for slaughtering. Emphasis has also been laid on adherence of water and air pollution control measures as prescribed under the relevant rules and regulations for these places.

(Agencies)

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