So at last Meghalaya has got its first modern abattoir built at a cost of 21.67 crore at Mawiong. This abattoir was sanctioned in 2010 by the National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development (NABARD).
The abattoir has a capacity of slaughtering 240 cattle, 240 pigs and 160 goats a day, and is equipped with effluent treatment plant for scientifically managing the solid and liquid waste emanating from it. The meat in this abattoir will pass through stringent quality checks by veterinarians.
The demand for meat in Meghalaya remains very high throughout the year which has prompted many people to take up livestock rearing as a full-time occupation.
Members of the Khasi Jaintia Butchers Welfare Association were provided with an orientation and training programme to work in the improved hygienic environment of the new facility.