FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Aug 11: In a welcome move to the residents of Shillong city, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shillong Municipal Board has issued a stringent notice to all meat and butcher shops including chicken sellers that the items of meat on display shall have to be properly and hygienically covered to avoid contamition of the food items.
The notification issued by the Shillong Municipality board (SMB) came amidst the serious grumbles of the denizens about the manner in which the meat on display are exposed to unhygienic environment in almost all the retail outlets in and around the city limits.
The notification stated, anyone found displaying meat openly after 30 days from the date of this notice will be pelized accordingly as per provisions of the Meghalaya Municipal Act 1973 and other relevant laws.
Further, the Chief Executive Officer also cautioned all households in the city that discharge of sewage and excreta into drains and water bodies is illegal and anyone found doing so will be liable to be pelized as per provisions of Section 216 of the Meghalaya Municipal Act 1973.