SDMC Proposes Ban On Display Of Non-Veg Food Outside Eateries
Scrumptious seekh kebabs on skewers and juicy chicken tikkas spread in front of food stalls to draw meat-loving customers may soon have to be relegated to inside shelves in south Delhi, as the area's civic body has proposed a ban on their display in the open.
The proposal was brought in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) House in its meeting recently and was approved by it, Leader of House Shikha Rai said, adding that hygiene and "sentiments of people affected by the sight" of meat were the main reasons behind the move.
The proposal holds for "both raw and cooked meat" of all kinds, displayed by shop-owners right outside of their shops.
"It was a private member resolution originally moved by a councillor from the Kakrola village in the Najafgarh Zone in the Health Committee meeting. The committee then moved it to the SDMC House, which then approved it," a spokesperson of the SDMC said.
"Since it was a private member resolution, the proposal would now be sent to the commissioner to be examined, if it is in accordance with the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act," he said.
South Delhi is home to many eateries and restaurants selling meat products, including Hauz Khas, New Friends' Colony, Safdarjung Enclave, Green Park, Amar Colony Market, etc. Display of skewered kebabs and shawarma is a common sight at eating joints selling meat in various parts of Delhi.
The proposal has drawn a sharp reaction from political parties and the medical fraternity.
With inputs from Housing News