Delhi's sets 150-metre distance between meat shops and religious placestext_fields
New Delhi: Meat shops in Delhi now have to be 150-metre away from places of worship.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has introduced a comprehensive policy designed to govern the issuance of new licences or renewals for a range of establishments related to the meat industry. This policy encompasses meat shops, meat processing units, packaging plants, storage facilities, and more.
Among the significant conditions outlined in this proposed policy, one that has garnered notable attention is the stipulation of a minimum distance of 150 metres that must be maintained between a meat shop and any religious place, including temples, mosques, gurudwaras, and other similar places of worship.
The proposal was met with a certain degree of controversy during the proceedings in the MCD House, but it eventually received approval.
The core objective of this policy is to regulate the placement and operation of meat-related businesses within the city of Delhi.
In particular, it seeks to define a clear spatial separation between such establishments and religious sites, ensuring a certain degree of distance is maintained to prevent potential conflicts and sensitivities in this regard.