Assam Govt to shut down stalls selling of fish, meat in the open

The Assam government has decided to close all unhygienic stalls selling fish and meat openly on the footpath in Guwahati by Sunday.

Published: 22nd May 2017 11:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2017 11:14 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GUWAHATI:  The Assam government has decided to close all unhygienic stalls selling fish and meat openly on the footpath in Guwahati by Sunday.

As such practice has become poisonous and fatal to human life, the administration has decided to close all such unhygienic and open selling of fish and meat on the footpath in the city, a government release said here today.

The decision has been taken in an emergency meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary in charge of Guwahati Development M G K Bhanu here today, the release said.

Bhanu also ordered Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Metropolitan District comprising of Guwahati only, Commissioner of Police, Commissioner Guwahati Municipal Commissioner, CEO Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and Chief Food Safety Commissioner to work jointly as a team in this regard.

Meanwhile, in view of the Prime Minister's forthcoming visit to Guwahati on May 26 the meeting also discussed the cleaning up and beautification of Guwahati city, the release added.

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