Kolkata: CLFMA of India held its 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 58th National symposium in Kolkata . CLFMA is the only All India Association of manufacturers of nutritionally balanced and scientifically compounded feeds for cattle, poultry, other animals, fish and prawns, and is associated with the Livestock Industry all over India.
The theme for this year symposium was ‘Make Safe Animal Protein for Healthy India’. Perpetuating the ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Government of India, CLFMA 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.
The symposium began with Mr Amit Saraogi, Chairman of CLFMA, taking the audience through the past year and how CLFMA has been actively involved in curating platforms of discussion for industry representatives. Important events during his tenure were- the Aquaculture seminar and the 4th Paschim Banga PoultryMela 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.
The key note address was delivered by Mr. Ashish Bahuguna, Chairman, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) who stressed on building capacity in India and making India nutritionally empowered.
CLFMA also released the much awaited Live Stock Industry Survey Report 2016 which discusses industry trends, upcoming technologies in the feed industry, detailed analysis of state production throughout India. The prime objective of CLFMA is 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.
With more than 240 companies as registered members, the symposium was attended by over 500 representatives from the Poultry, the Dairy and the Aqua industry respectively.
The day ended with a vital discussion on the ‘Accessibility of Animal Protein to the Indian Population’ which will be chaired by Dr. Dinesh Bhosale and moderated by Dr. Sujit Kulkarni. Speaking on the impact and accessibility will be Mr. Krishnan Venkatasubramanian, Partner &Head, Indirect Tax – KPMG; Mr. Arabind Das, Whole Time Director and COO, Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd. and Mr. Steve Elliott, Global Director, Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd.