With a view to curb the pig menace in city, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is now contemplating to assign the task of catching stray animals to a private organisation. The move, however, is expected to face a stiff resistance from the pig owners.
IMC health committee in-charge Munnalal Yadav said that the move will be helpful to reign in stray pigs roaming in public places as we have decided to free the city from pig menace.
"An Ujjain-based private organisation led by one Gurucharan approached us offering help to control the menace of stray pigs. The organisation has put some conditions including seeking a right to keep the animals after catching it," said Yadav.
He added that the organisation with the help of local administration has successfully rendered it services in Ujjain, Dewas, Mahidpur, Gwalior and other places to solve the problem. The organization has received certificates from different municipal corporations which have acknowledged its works for freeing their city from pig menace.
The move might be opposed by the pig owners as they had managed to avoid sending animals outside the city limit as instructed by IMC in the recent past.
The civic body will approach the local police seeking help during the drive to catch stray pigs.
"We will try provide a team from the local police station to the organisation while they will go to catch the animals," added Yadav.
IMC health in-charge Dr Uttam Yadav said, "It will be the organisation's responsibility to arrange vehicles to ferry the pigs out of the city. We want the city clean and the organisation will help us to do so."
The health committee has forwarded the organisation's proposal to IMC Mayor-in-Council for final nod. The decision for the same would be taken during the MiC meeting scheduled to be held by the month end.
Both the officials, however, could not give any satisfactory reply regarding arrangements to solve the problem of cattle and dog menace in the city.