Krishnagiri: The decayed animal carcass found inside the Hosur cattle farm highlighted that the government-run institution violates the norms set for the disposable of bio-medical waste.
The district livestock farm near Mathigiri, five kilometers from Hosur of Krishnagiri, is functional in over 1,641 acres. In 1924, the farm was changed into a cattle breeding station by the British.
Even now the farm remains unchanged from its earlier purpose and breeds livestock including native breeds like 'Red Sindhi' and 'Kangeyam'.
This historical farm, instead of safely disposing of carcasses of dead animals leaves these in the open for stray dogs that enter the farm searching for food, to feed on.
This incident came to light after visitors sensed a bad smell from a particular place.
They found a pack of stray dogs feeding on the decaying carcass of a dead animal that was carelessly abandoned at the place.
With this, the Hosur cattle farm has violated the bio-medical waste (management and handling) rules introduced in 1998 by the union ministry of environment and forests.
The order clearly says, “It shall be the duty of an institution generating bio-medical wastes which includes a hospital, nursing homes, clinic, dispensary, veterinary institutions, animal houses and others to take steps and ensure that such wastes are handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment.” This has come as an eye- opener....