Delhi to set up first chicken processing unit
The Delhi Agri Marketing Board (DAMB) is to set up the
first chicken processing unit, which is meant to open for trade just ahead of
the Commonwealth Games.
According to sources, when this facility is operational, Delhi would sport
a new modern meat food complex on NH 24 catering not just to the citizens of
Delhi but also neighbouring cities.
It has been reported that DAMB would make available seven acres of the 15
acre plot where the current chicken market is functioning at Gazipur on the
Delhi-UP border (NH-24).
The facility would have a capacity to
process 5,000 birds per hour in a single shift of eight hours, this translates
to processing 40,000 birds per day.
About 240,000 birds are consumed daily in Delhi and close to 50,000 of them
are supplied after being manually slaughtered in the existing poultry market at
Broiler consumption demand
Broiler consumption in Delhi
is growing at 15-20%, which is being driven by the increasing demand from a
health conscious population.
Delhi's broiler requirements are met by
supplies from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
Currently, the existing market at Gazipur has two sheds which are temporary
and have nearly 90 shops. The new facility would have 120 shops.
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