Protest against modern abattoir to resume 'morrow

Protest against modern abattoir to resume 'morrow

Strongly opposing the decision of the district administration to go ahead with the construction of modern abattoir at Kesare, R S Naidu Nagar in the city, the locals accompanied by their area corporator and BJP workers have decided to relaunch their agitation from Friday.

This was decided at a meeting of Federation of Associations against Modern Abattoir convened on Wednesday, under the leadership of BJP City unit president E Maruthi Rao Pawar, attended by the local Corporator (Ward 46) Haseena Taj, also the Chairperson of MCC Taxation, Finance and Appeals Standing Committee, among other leaders of the locality.

“It is unfair on part of the Mysore City Corporation and the district administration to go ahead with the project, despite stiff resistance from many, which was evident during the 44-day long protest last year,” said Pawar.

On Tuesday, a committee led by Revenue and District-in-charge minister V Srinivas Prasad decided to go ahead with the project, seconding the decision taken by MCC council in 2014.

Though the council had ruled in favour of  the abattoir, later it was decided to form a committee led by the district in-charge minister, involving MLAs, MLCs and local MP to take a final call on the same.

At the meeting chaired by Prasad, including the city MLAs M K Somashekar (Krishnaraja), Tanveer Sait (Narasimharaja) and Vasu (Chamaraja), Deputy Commissioner C Shikha and MCC Commissioner C G Betsurmath, and other officials the required consent was given.

The modern abattoir estimated to cost Rs 39.90 crore was approved by the Central Government in 2014.

The MCC identified a part of its vast 14.07 acres of land at Kesare for setting up the facility. This was met with stiff opposition as the site is surrounded by places of worship like - Pushpashrama Church, a mosque and Eshwara Temple.