While the crackdown on illegal slaughter houses and the burning of slaughter houses are putting lives of hundreds of meat traders at risk, online meat trading companies are reportedly getting fresh investments.
Latest in the array is Bengaluru-based online meat startup Licious, which secured $ 10 million from investors including TV Mohandas Pai.
The company is expecting a boost in the sale in next financial year as the crackdown on illegal slaughter houses, mostly owned by small scale meat traders, can soon be expected across the country in current political scenario.
According to India Spend’s data analysis on India’s meat industry, the closure of slaughterhouses could leave a couple of million people jobless in the state, affect its allied industries and choke small but important revenue streams for its poor farmers, especially in drought-prone areas.
Big players, including online meat service startups, will not be affected by the decision as all stages of fresh meat procurement, processing and delivery are done with high standards of quality. The companies are even using patented, vacuum sealed and temperature controlled containers to deliver meat products.