SMC seals off 3-storey building at Barazulla

Srinagar,: A team of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation  on Wednesday sealed a three-storey residential building in Srinagar’s Barazulla area allegedly for illegally running a poultry farm there.

According to a statement , the team, which was jointly headed by health officer Dr Shafqat Khan and chief enforcement officer Nissar Ahmad, inspected the site and sealed it after it was found the poultry farm was set up inside a residential colony at Barazulla. The SMC move comes in the backdrop of complaints by locals against the illegal farm inside the residential colony. “The farm had become a source of stink and health hazard for the locality,” said Dr Shafqat.

SMC commissioner Dr G N Qasba, who issued the orders for an on-spot inspection and a necessary action, asked people to deist from setting up poultry farms inside residential areas. “It is illegal to come up with such massive farms at a place where people live. Such farms are threat to hygiene of the place and health of locals. It can adversely impact health of kids and elderly particularly,” warned Dr Qasba.

Reiterating that a strict action will be taken against such violators, Dr Qasba said, “People have to show a sense of responsibility towards the society. Instead of risking lives of people for petty profits, such practice should be avoided on its own. Residents are also advised to keep an eye on such activities.” 


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