Srinagar: A team led by senior officials of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Wednesday sealed a three-storey residential building in Srinagar’s Barzulla area for illegally running a poultry farm there.
“The team, which was jointly headed by health officer Dr Shafkat Khan and chief enforcement officer Nissar Ahmad, inspected the site and sealed it after it was found that the poultry farm was set up inside a residential colony at Barazulla,” according to a statement.
The SMC had received complaints from 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 Shafkat.
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,” said Dr Qasba.