Monthly round-up – September 2019
Dear CLFMA members and industry colleagues,

CLFMA had a fantastic 61st National Symposium in the month of August, 2019 in New Delhi, which enriched our visibility & recognition among the wider Industry Stakeholders and for the first time Government of India and Industry Stakeholders interacted with each other for deliberating livestock sector related issues. In this connection we had meetings with Government Representatives in the state as well as with Central Government.

Let me highlight a few important aspects from the past one month:

Government Representations / Interactions:

On 20-21st September, 2019 I had attended the 31st Annual General Body Meeting of Poultry Federation of India at Coimbatore.

CLFMA Representatives Mrs. Chandrika Venkatesh, Executive Director, CLFMA OF INDIA, Shilpa Utekar, Manager, CLFMA OF INDIA attended the Kukut Meeting conducted by Government of Maharashtra on 24th Sept 2019, Mantralaya, Mumbai.

The Meeting was conducted to discuss the Feed Strategy for Layer Farmers and Feed Manufacturers of Poultry. From Government of Maharashtra, Shri. Anoop Kumar, Hon’ble Secretary, AHD & F and additional in-charge Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra, Shri. Lakshminarayan Mishra, Hon’ble Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Shri. Manik Gutte, Joint Secretary, AHD&F, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai, Dr. Santosh Panchpor, Under Secretary, AHD&F, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai, Dr. B. A. Shaikh, (Addl. Charge) Deputy Commissioner of Animal Husbandry, Disease Control, Pune Dr. R. Palimkar, Asst. Commissioner of Animal Husbandry, Pune & Dr. Ajit Ranade, Associate Dean, Mumbai Veterinary College. Layer Farmers and Feed Manufacturers from Maharashtra had also attended the meeting. There was a detailed discussion on problems, which Poultry layer farmers and Feed Manufactures have been facing due to sudden increase in Maize and Soya feed cost, after which CLFMA had submitted a representation to Shri. Anoop Kumar, Hon’ble Secretary, AHD & F, Government of Maharashtra to request Central Government to continue Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Scheme for Maize.

Post Symposium 2019 Activities:

CLFMA for the first time has prepared a good comprehensive document of the outcomes of the Symposium 2019 discussion and presented it to the government departments and members.

Meeting at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi:

On 26th September – 27th September, 2019 we had meetings with Government Officials, to enhance Government Networking and keep a personal touch with government officials and submit Symposium Report 2019 and document of Nutritional Guidelines by CLFMA.

Myself along with Mr. Divya Kumar Gulati - Secretary, Mr. Suresh Deora, President – West Zone & Chandrika Venkatesh, Executive Director CLFMA had the following meetings.

Shri. Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, AH&D, had a discussion about CLFMA engagements to be planned for the Aqua Sector.

Shri. G. N. Singh, Joint Secretary, (Admin / Trade/GC/PC/IC), Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, AH&D for the follow- up of the approval of the 5th Feed Additive List submitted by CLFMA.

Shri. Dr. O.P. Chaudhary, Joint Secretary (NLM), Dept. of National Livestock Mission, Ministry of Fisheries, AH&D, GOI., after which we had given a representation to Secretary AH& D to release Wheat and Rice 5 Lakh MT each.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, AH& D and discussed on 1% Urea Quota and reduction of GST of 28% for Molasses used as Animal Feed to help dairy farmers and the minister conveyed that he is having discussion with ICAR regarding the same.

Shri. Keshav Chandra, JS, Dept. of Commerce, who has presently been given a new portfolio as JS, Logistics, FT (Africa), FT (WANA), EP (Textiles). Shri. Keshav Chandra discussed about contacting APEDA for having a separate cell for Animal Husbandry EPC.

We also had an introduction meeting with new JS- Shri. Diwakar Nath Mishra, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI.

Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Dept of AH&D, Ministry of Fisheries, AH&D, GOI. We had discussion about how to reach feed and fodder to the unorganized animal farmers, Clean milk production and growing of Subabul as fodder for cattle.

Smt. Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Secretary, Dept of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, AH & D. We had a fruitful discussion for development of Fisheries sector. The Secretary said that in fisheries the major issue is the underutilization of capacity of feed mills as the demand is not accessed properly. She also discussed in detail Fishery related issues and how to boost the Fishery Sector nationally and internationally.

Upcoming events:

We are planning for Joint Dairy Event with Amul and Aqua event with Dept. of Fisheries,GOI.

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

With warm regards,
S V Bhave
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