Monthly round-up – January 2019
Dear CLFMA members and industry colleagues,
In the month of January 2019, for the betterment of livestock Industry CLFMA relentlessly put its efforts.
Policy Advocacy / Representations done by CLFMA:

Progressive Dairy Farmers’ Association (Regd.) PDFA is a pioneer organization working for the overall development of dairy farmers. PDFA organized 13th PDFA Expo 2018 at Ludhiana on aforesaid dates. I on behalf of CLFMA attended the same.

Further, CLFMA along with the PFI and Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association and made joint representation and requested the Hon'ble Minister and Secretary ADF to release wheat for feed industry use (if possible, at subsidized rates) from the government-owned stocks, which will, to some extent, ease the prices of maize and prevent consequent increase ultimately, in meat, milk and egg prices. We have sent request letter also to Shri. Ramvilas Paswan, Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution and Shri. C. R. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution with a copy to Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister and Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on release of wheat stocks for Livestock for Poultry.

CLFMA also wrote to the Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce and requested him to support the industry by allowing zero-duty imports (as a short-term measure) on an urgent basis. CLFMA office is closely following up this issue with the policy makers in the above Ministries. CLFMA also have discussed the issue with AISMA (All India Starch Manufacturers Assn) to make joint representations and follow up meetings with key senior Ministers and bureaucrats in Delhi. We will continue to push for speedy response from the relevant Ministries and will keep the members posted of the developments as and when they occur.

The Shrimp feed industry in India has an installed capacity of about 2.5 Million tons per annum and is likely to go up further. Along with the problems of overcapacity, rising input costs, lower demand owing to lower output, the industry in the recent times has had to battle with cheaper imports of Shrimp Feed from South East Asia, particularly from Vietnam. CLFMA for the betterment of Aqua Sector, made representation for imposing anti-dumping on import of shrimp feed on 14th of January, 2019.

Media Coverage

We also garnered extensive media coverage in both business and popular media besides online social media platforms for our activities for the last month.

Further, 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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