Shri Parshottam Rupala inaugurates India’s first ever Animal Health Summit
Shri Rupala highlights the need to strengthen cooperative movement in livestock sector
Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said that there is need to strengthen the cooperative movement in the livestock sector. Inaugurating First India Animal Health Summit 2022, he called for greater use of Ayurveda for ensuring better animal health.
First India Animal Health Summit 2022 was held at NASC Complex, New Delhi today understanding the significance of animal health towards the broader objective of the country’s food and nutrition security, rural incomes and prosperity and overall economic development.
Shri Rupala was the chief guest at the inaugural function of ‘India Animal Health Summit 2022’ organized by Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) and the Agriculture Today Group. He said that by ensuring good animal health, veterinarians are playing a very significant role. Shri Rupala called for suggestions from the general public on the initiatives that can be taken to give due recognition to the work of veterinarians in serving the nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying said that animal health is a very major component of One Health and there is need to ensure even more respect for veterinarians in the community at large. He said that the department is taking initiatives to address animal pandemic preparedness.
The two-day event will host a plethora of panel discussions ranging from topics such as Animal Health policy initiatives to Business environment & investment opportunities in the Animal Health sector. The deliberations evolved will later be documented and presented to authorities.
Dr Praveen Malik, Commissioner, Animal Husbandry; Dr KML Pathak, Chairman, ICFA Working group on Animal Husbandry, Dr Umesh Sharma, President Veterinary Council of India, Dr Dieter Joseph Schillinger, DDG, International Livestock Research Institute, Dr BN Tripathi, DDG Animal Science, ICAR, Dr MJ Khan, Chairman, Indian Chamber of Food & Agriculture and Mrs Mamta Jain, Editor & CEO, Agriculture Today Group were present at the event.