1. Animal Husbandry

Government Constitutes National Advisory Committee for Animal Husbandry & Dairying Sector

The newly formed Committee will be chaired by Hon'ble Union Minister (FAHD), Parshottam Rupala, and co-chaired by Hon'ble MoSs (FAHD), Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.

Abha Toppo
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Hon'ble Union Minister (FAHD), Parshottam Rupala

The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAHD), Government of India, has announced the formation of a National Advisory Committee for the Animal Husbandry and Dairying sector that includes several industry experts as well as business leaders.

The newly formed Committee will be chaired by Hon'ble Union Minister (FAHD), Parshottam Rupala, and co-chaired by Hon'ble MoSs (FAHD), Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan. The 48-member committee will meet once every quarter in a financial year to talk about, suggest, prescribe, and advise policies regarding the sectors.

Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy (DAHD), Dr O.P. Chaudhary, will act as Member Secretary of the Committee and plan coordination unit of DAHD. The government will provide all secretarial assistance to the Committee.

The committee includes eminent industry experts like Dr R S Sodhi, MD, AMUL (GCMMF), Gujarat - Representative of Cooperative Milk Federations, Dr Inderjeet Singh, VC, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal sciences, University, Ludhiana, Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet Limited, Balram Singh Yadav etc.

On the appointment, Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet Limited, Balram Singh Yadav said, "I am thankful to the Ministry for giving me with this opportunity. It is an honour to work with some of the industry's brightest and most committed minds and contribute towards the future growth of the country. The Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy sectors have a lot of scope for furthering its contribution to the Indian economy at large. I am confident that right policies and ecosystems crated through the concerted efforts of the government and the industry will lead to high employment generation and help elevate farmers' income".

It must be noted that besides government officials, and industry experts, the committee also includes farmers, and union leaders, to recommend, prescribe and advise policies relating to cattle & dairy development, feed and fodder, poultry, piggery, sheep, goal, animal health, other livestock, etc.

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