Monthly Round up for the month of May 2021

Dear Members,

Greetings from CLFMA!
The month that passed by was quite eventful and gave CLFMA a new push towards delivering more value for not only the members but for the entire Livestock sector in India.
Let me take you through some of the highlights of May 2021, from CLFMA’s multitude of advocacy efforts and stakeholder engagements:

On CLFMA OF INDIA request, on 3rd May, 2021, we got a letter from Dr O.P. Chaudhary, JS, Ministry of Fisheries, AH&D, Dept. in which Government allowed Manufacture and Transportation of Animal Feed / Feed Ingredients and Fodder under the essential services, so that Livestock sector may not suffer from feed shortages, which were not included under the list of essential services earlier and severely affected the livestock sector.

Further on 3rd May, 2021 BIS Nomination of CLFMA Representatives were given and is as follows:

• In Expert Panels under FAD 5 for reviewing NDDB test methods, CLFMA nominated Dr. Prashant Shinde, Cargill.

• Expert panel for preparation of P-draft on Block Making Machine CLFMA nominated Mr. Suresh Deora, Hon. Secretary.

• Expert panel for preparation of P-draft on Dung Cleaner CLFMA nominated Mr. Suresh Deora, Hon. Secretary, CLFMA.

• Expert Panel for review of IS 1374:2007 Poultry Feeds – Specification for examination and recommendations on the matter CLFMA nominated Dr. R. S. Masali-General Manager–Nutrition, Godrej Agrovet Limited.

• Expert Panel for reviewing the Indian Standards on feed ingredients CLFMA nominated Mr. Suresh Deora, Hon. Secretary, CLFMA.

On May 3, 2021, request for comments on Preliminary Draft of FAD 05 (17292) : CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE REDUCTION OF AFLATOXIN B1 IN RAW MATERIALS AND SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING STUFFS FOR MILK PRODUCING ANIMALS was sent to CLFMA Dairy Committee. Further on the same day i.e. on May 3, 2021, request for comments on Wide Circulation of FAD 05 (17280) : ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS DETERMINATION OF TRYPTOPHAN CONTENT was sent to Dr. R. S. Masali.

On May 4, 2021, request for comments on Wide Circulation of FAD 05 (17282) : ANIMAL FEEDING STUFFS DETERMINATION OF ASH INSOLUBLE IN HYDROCHLORIC ACID, sent to Dairy Committee.

Further on the same day i.e. on 4th May, 2021, request for comments on Wide Circulation of FAD 05 (17281) : Determination of water-soluble chlorides content Part 1: Titrimetric method, sent to Dairy Committee and got a response from Dairy Committee on the same forwarded to Mr. Suresh Deora, Hon. Secretary of CLFMA.

On May 10,2021, CLFMA’s request led to opening of Poultry Shops for specified duration per day. Mr. Atul Chaturvedi, Hon’ble Secretary DAHD issued DO in this regard to all Chief Secretaries to all States and Union Territories

On May 11,2021, CLFMA extended huge thanks to Hon’ble Minister Shri. Giriraj Singh and Hon’ble Minister Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan for responding very positively to the Representation of All India Breeders’ Association (Ref. 2nd April) & CLFMA OF INDIA (Ref. meeting held on 23rd April). On 11th May Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries issued Office Memorandum with recommendation to Ministry of Commerce and Industry to allow 1.2 Million MT Soybean Meal duty free import to help Livestock Industry. CLFMA also expect this recommendation will help to control wrong speculation on present and future trading of Soybean seed and Soybean meal.”

Facebook and linkedin social media update FOR THE ABOVE:

As we are constantly striving to step up our outreach and external communication efforts, we have completely revamped our earlier website and are currently running the beta version of our new website www.clfma.org.

Also, I would like to inform that the domain of our emails has changed and henceforth the new domain address for our emails will be “@clfma.org

Huge Thanks hon'ble @ministers
@ GirirajOffice &
@ Dr. Sanjeev Balyan

For positive response to AIBA repre. dt April2 & #CLFMA of India meeting dt. April 23. On May 11, Ministry of AHDF issued memorandum recommending to Commerce Ministry to allow duty free import 1.2 million MT soybean Meal. This decision by the #government will be very beneficial to the #livestock #industry. We expect this recommendation will help to control wrong speculation on present and future trading of #soybean seed & #soybean Meal.

Twitter updates:
Thanks hon'ble ministers
@GirirajOffice &
@drsanjeevbalyan

We intend to make the website dynamic, relevant and useful for the members and industry audience as well. We would appreciate your valuable suggestions, ideas and feedback in this regard

For positive response to AIBA representation dtd April 2 & CLFMA meeting dt. April 23rd. On May 11,2021 Ministry of AHDF issued memorandum recommending to Commerce Ministry to allow duty free import of 1.2 million MT of soybean Meal.

Covid-19 has really disturbed the whole country including our own CLFMA office staff, it was really unfortunate that, Ms. Shilpa Utekar Manager, CLFMA has lost her Husband and we express our deep condolences for the same. Ms. Shraddha, Admin Executive, CLFMA and her husband were hospitalized for more than 10-15 days due to COVID. Fortunately, she got recovered and they both are safe at home. Mr. Dhondiraj our Office Boy, had lost his father and we express our deep condolences for this irreparable loss. So, we thought that at least we should have Mediclaim for our staff and the work is in process.

My heartfelt thanks to each and every Managing Committee Member and Past Chairman for having very generously donated and we at CLFMA created a fund of Rs.6.00 Lakh Plus Rupees as immediate relief. Based on the OB decision this amount was distributed among Ms.Shilpa, Ms.Shraddha and Mr.Dhondiraj and we have still kept Rs.1.00 Lakh as a balance. To help the entire team, we initiated and apportioned a “CLFMA OF INDIA -STAFF EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND” for collection of donations to help CLFMA OF INDIA staff during untold situations like COVID, etc.

On 13th May, I have given an interview to the FEEDINFO, Ms.Iffat Fatima a link of an interview was shared to all Members.

Export of Oil Meals for the Month of April 2021 received from SEA on 19th May, 2021 circulated to all Managing Committee Members on the same day.

On 21st May, 2021, we got an invitation from Smt. Naina Sharma, Sector Lead (Animal Husbandry and Dairy desk), Invest India, GOI. on the PLI Scheme. The Meeting was scheduled on the same day at 4:00 pm. The meeting was presided by Hon’ble Secretary DAHD, Shri. Atul Chaturvedi on the PLI Scheme. GOI. also invited some Dairy and Poultry Companies for the Meeting. As the chairman of CLFMA, I attended the Meeting and the presentation and the contact person of Invest India was shared to all the members.

We have planned for two Webinars in the month of June, 2021, Mr. Selvan Kannan who is co-ordinating for GST webinar & Dr. Vijay Makhija is co-ordinating for the other Webinar, these Webinars will be covered in two months.

In the month of June, 2021, CLFMA of India is extending its’ support to SEA - IOPEPC Webinar in association with SOMA on the Topic - "Wonder Nut - Groundnut" - Prosperity through Productivity on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 10:45am to 01:00 pm IST & one more Webinar would be in association with NCDEX on “Hedging Price Volatility of Feed Ingredients using Commodity Derivatives" on Monday June 14, 2021 from 16:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs. We request all to participate in the Webinars and utilize this wonderful platform for knowledge enhancement.

Renewal of Membership process is on for CLFMA and follow up for the same is also going on. Request you all to renew the membership on time.

We have also followed up for the non-renewal of Membership of last year and getting few positive response.

Also, I would like to solicit your valuable inputs and suggestions to improve further and achieve the newer heights.

With warm regards,
For CLFMA OF INDIA,
Neeraj Kumar Srivastava
Chairman
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