🍖 Updating Tannery Road’s slaughterhouse

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It looks like there’s a lot the BBMP needs to get to as now, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed them to modernise its Tannery Road slaughterhouse by 2024.

Why it matters: A joint committee set up by the NGT found that the liquid discharge from the slaughterhouse was going straight into Ulsoor Lake. 

  • Turns out, the sewage treatment plant has not been working the way it should. So all that muck from Tannery Road became one of the major pollutants of the lake.

What now: Till the slaughterhouse gets modernised, the panel has some recommendations for the BBMP. 

  • The latest one said that the local body should redirect the effluent generated at the M/s BBMP Civil Slaughter House such that it gets treated at the CETP (central effluent treatment plant).

BBMP’s response: The panel report said the civic body assured them of modernising the slaughterhouse with new infrastructure. This includes a new building, modern abattoir protocols and updated meat and slaughtering processing facility.

(Image: Abandoned tanneries in Tannery Road, Bengaluru; Credits: WestCoastMusketeer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

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