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Butchers Union Kohima on restructuring meat business

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/21/2019 11:42:23 AM IST

In view of the constructive criticism and the observations expressed by the customers that there was need to streamline the meat business in Kohima, the Butchers Union Kohima (BUK) has expressed its desire to restructure and reorganize the current practice of meat business in the capital.  

In a press statement, BUK president, Neisazolie Khezhie and secretary, Vikeduolie Sote rolled out some of the immediate measures that needed to be deliberated upon.
Firstly, the union has directed the butchers to register with the Union and mandatorily use digital weighing machine as circulated by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC). The union also cautioned that any registered butchers found tampering with the weighing machine in any form will be reprimanded and disqualified.  It was also deliberated to disqualify members found selling staled or diseased meat and to report to concern authority for appropriate actions. 
Thirdly, in consultation with the Kohima Municipal Council, the Union will be pursuing for pricing of different parts of cut meat.  The union has also decided to form an action committee to report to concern authority any misdemeanours or illegal business conducts by any member and contact numbers will be installed in all the butcher outlets to address to aggrieved customers, the release stated. 
Lastly, while appreciating the KMC for the service rendered, the Union urged upon the state government through the Kohima Municipal Council to provide cold storage, deep freezers and other equipments at subsidies rate to ensure hygienic condition and proper preservation of meat for public consumption.

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