Chinese authorities will standardize the breeding and raising of poultry and livestock because husbandry-generated pollution has become a major problem in the countryside, according to a regulation signed by Premier Li Keqiang.
The regulation on preventing husbandry-generated pollution, which was publicized on Tuesday, will take effect on Jan. 1.
The regulation orders municipal and county governments to make plans to build facilities to comprehensively utilize the wastes and safely dispose of them. In heavily polluted regions, some poultry farms may be relocated or shut down.
The regulation requires local authorities to provide incentives to centralize and standardize development of husbandry, and vowed to support recycling and decontamination of waste.
It also orders that untreated waste should not be released directly into the environment.
Meanwhile, poultry and livestock farms must build facilities to store waste, treat sewage, and to process manure and the methane produced from waste resources, under the regulation.
Tuesday November 26, 2013/ MOA/ China.