In the recently concluded CLFMA’s 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 58th National symposium held in Kolkata ‘Make Safe Animal Protein for Healthy India’ was the call along the lines of ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Government of India,
The only All India Association of manufacturers of nutritionally balanced and scientifically compounded feeds for cattle, poultry, other animals, fish and prawns, and associated with the Livestock Industry all over India, CLFMA which has more than 240 companies as registered members, hopes to enhance the industry competencies within the country and ensure production of the highest standard of food products along with the safeguard of livestock with objective of helping the promotion of overall animal husbandry, by promoting the concept of balanced feeding of animals in accordance with their nutritional requirements for deriving the maximum output from them through productivity improvement.
As in AGMs discussions verged on the fiscal gone by citing CLFMA has been actively involved in curating platforms of discussion for industry representatives. Important events emerged during Amit Saraogi, Chairman of CLFMA’s tenure included Aquaculture seminar and the 4th Paschim Banga Poultry Mela held in Kolkata; national dairy seminar in Kolhapur and the Dairy Business 2020 Seminar in Ludhiana as well as the broiler seminars of Guwahati and Coimbatore. Internationally too, CLFMA members have participated in forums and events held in Abu Dhabi, Turkey and Georgia (USA) respectively. The end of the year will be busy with events in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and CII.
On his turn Ashish Bahuguna, Chairman, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stressed on building capacity in India and making India nutritionally empowered.
On this occasion Live Stock Industry Survey Report 2016 which discusses industry trends, upcoming technologies in the feed industry, and detailed analysis of state production throughout India was released.
Some topics discussed in the symposium was attended by over 500 representatives from the Poultry, the Dairy and the Aqua industry respectively were ‘Projection and Availability of Animal Protein’ chaired by Amit Saraogi and moderated by B Soundararajan, speakers being Atul Chaturvedi, CEO, Adani Group; Mr. Robert Schubert, MD, Cargill India; Gilberto Litta, Global Animal Science & Advocacy Manager, DSM Nutritional Products India Pvt. Ltd; Dr. P V Reddy, MD & President, Nutech Biosciences – New York and Ravi Kumar Yellanki, MD, Vaishaki Bio Resources &Vaishaki Bio Marine ; ‘Safety of Food Derived from Animals – Challenges and Prospect for India’ moderated by S. V. Bhave along with an expert panel of B. S. Yadav, MD – Godrej Agrovet Ltd. and Dr. Pankaj K Shukla, Registrar DUDVAS and Dean PG Studies, Mathura ; ‘Accessibility of Animal Protein to the Indian Population’ chaired by Dr. Dinesh Bhosale and moderated by Dr. Sujit Kulkarni. Krishnan Venkatasubramanian, Partner &Head, Indirect Tax – KPMG ‘ ; Arabind Das, Whole Time Director and COO, Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd. and Steve Elliott, Global Director, Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd. spoke on the impact and accessibility.