The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAHD), Government of India, has announced the formation of a National Advisory Committee for Animal Husbandry and Dairying sector encompassing several industry experts and business leaders.
Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited, has been appointed as an industry representative in the committee. 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 discuss, recommend, prescribe and advise policies regarding the sectors.
On the appointment, Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited, 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.
Dr O.P. Chaudhary, Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy (DAHD), Government of India (GoI) will act as Member Secretary of the Committee and plan coordination unit of DAHD; GoI will provide all secretarial assistance to the Committee. This Committee comprises various government officials, union leaders, experts in the fields, farmers, and industry representatives to recommend, prescribe and advise policies relating to cattle & dairy development, feed and fodder, poultry, piggery, sheep, goal, animal health, other livestock, etc.