Monthly round-up – January 2020
Dear CLFMA members and industry colleagues,
Wish you all a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2020!

Let me briefly take you through the highlights of CLFMA Activities and what is in store for the next few months as well:

Jan 2020 Activities / Events:
CLFMA Representation on Feed Situation

CLFMA representation was made for the release of Wheat and Rice Stocks for Livestock Feed Industry, in this connection, Joint Secretary (NLM) Shri. O. P. Chaudhary asked for clarification on the same from CLFMA Office. After getting the same clarified from CLFMA, the representation as well as clarification is pending at PMO Office for further action. Then Myself along with Mr. Suresh Deora, President – West Zone had a meeting with Shri. Dr. O. P. Chaudhary, JS (NLM) for further follow up.

Meetings with other government officials at Krishi Bhawan:

CLFMA requested Shri. Ashok Kumar, Assistant Director General (Animal Health), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and Dr. Rajan Gupta, Principal Scientist (Animal Nutrition), Government of India, Krishi Bhavan, to help for expediting the approval of the combined 5th Feed Additive List. We also requested the same to Shri. G. N. Singh, Joint Secretary- Trade and Dr. Gagan Garg, Assistant Commissioner (SR&MP). They had promised that the list is already in the scrutiny and once the same is approved by other respective government departments, they will immediately approve the same.

We had a meeting with Smt. Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Secretary, Dept of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, AH & D. We had discussed in detail about the multiple regulation issue of Fish Feed intended to be regulated by Andhra Pradesh State and Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA).

We met Dr. Praveen Malik, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Krishi Bhawan and congratulated him for his new endeavour as AHD, Commissioner

We had a meeting with Dr. P. Rajesh, Joint Director, BIS & Dr. Amit Sharma, Director (Imports), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Government of India, New Delhi. They had conveyed that the decision of whether the feed is regulated by FSSAI or BIS will be decided after the joint meeting with BIS, FSSAI & AH& D.

In view of the present raw material situation of animal feeds viz. Corn, Soya, DDGS Imports, GM and Non-GM Imports of Corn & Soya was discussed in detail and it was agreed to convene a meeting at Coimbatore on February 11, 2020.

In this connection, CLFMA sent invitations to all the Poultry Associations for the Meeting after which a composite recommendation would be submitted to the concerned Minister in Government of India.

It was accepted to mobilize Press Interview and as a Chairman of CLFMA I discussed the present feed situation in India.

CLFMA circulated four Draft Amendments received from BIS authorities related to Livestock Sector to all CLFMA Members for getting comments from them on or before Feb 21, 2020, if no comments are received it will be presumed it is accepted.

We have initiated the process for Livestock Survey Report 2020. Around 15 Top Research Organization Request for Proposal have been received and shortlisting of the top most organization is in the process.

We had our 8th Managing Committee Meeting in Mumbai on January 27,2020.

Upcoming events:

CLFMA-Aqua Seminar is scheduled at Bhimavaram dtd. 5th March, 2020. Topic of the Aqua Seminar would be related to Aquaculture Diseases & Regulation.

Media Relations:

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Once again, it is my pleasure to share that we are striving to improve our efficiency through several initiatives, and I would solicit your active contribution in the form of constructive response and sharing of ideas.

Let us take India’s livestock sector to newer heights!

With warm regards,
S V Bhave
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