The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives has directed all local governing bodies to ensure proper disposal of animal carcasses found inside the territories they govern.
The ministry put forward the directives in a government notice issued on Monday.
According to the Local Government (city corporation) Act of 2009, Local Government (municipality) Act of 2009, and the Local Government (union parishad) Act of 2009, the duties of disposal and control of dead bodies of animals is vested on local governing bodies.
But the ministry has seen that the local authorities in both urban and rural areas do not properly dispose of carcasses and leave them lying around in the open. As a result, other creatures feed on these carcasses and leave parts of those scattered throughout the areas.
The ministry said that these carcasses rot and spread various diseases and bacteria which in turn infect people and make them sick.
Besides this, these rotten remains create soil, water and air pollution as well as pollute the living environment of people, the ministry added in the notice.
As a result, it is necessary to properly dispose of these carcasses in an environment-friendly way and bury them underground.
The ministry urged all authorities concerned to do the needful in this regard.