State-run Goa slaughterhouse to be outsourced to private firm
The state-run Goa Meat Complex Limited will outsource its abattoir operations to a private player for a period of five years starting June 1 this year, its managing director Rajendra Prabhugaonkar said Friday.
He said the GMCL, set up in 1971 in North Goa's Usgao village to cater to the beef requirement in the coastal state, was shut since October, 2014 due to technical issues and lack of animals for slaughter.
Prabhugaonkar said a minimum of 30 animals are required for slaughter every day for the abattoir to function optimally. "As per the tender, the private player will run the abattoir, provide meat for local consumption, and share revenue with the state government," he said.
He said the abattoir has all requisite permissions including those from the Factories and Boilers department, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB). Presently, Goa procures 25 tonnes of beef daily from Belgaum in neighbouring Karnataka.