He today ordered blanket ban on smuggling of cows
In the UP Vision Document, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in run up to the recently concluded 2017 state poll, had promised shutting down illegal and mechanised abattoirs in the state after coming to power.
While there are about 45 licensed mechanised slaughterhouses in UP operating in the private sector, the number of illegal abattoirs is estimated in several hundreds. The government has already rolled out the process of identifying units flouting norms or operating without valid licences.
Holding a review meeting with top administrative and police officials here today, Yogi also stressed upon blanket ban on cow slaughter in the state.