Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying was the Chief Guest and addressed the Inaugural Session at ‘Conclave of 75 Entrepreneurs and Exhibition of 75 Indigenous Livestock Breeds’ that was organized in New Delhi. Dr. L Murugan, MoS, FAHD, and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, MoS, FAHD were the Guests of Honour at the event.
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying in association with CII is organized the Conclave with a focus on dairy & poultry farmers, innovative entrepreneurs, startups, and industry as well as a digital exhibition to showcase the best 75 indigenous breeds from bovine/caprine/avian/porcine species.
The conference at the Conclave is focused on three technical thematic sessions namely Increasing productivity and improving animal health, Value addition and market linkages, and Innovation and technology. The focus was on showcasing the key trends, identifying the opportunity, and drawing a clear roadmap for the dairy and poultry sector with a focus on enhancing farmers’ incomes. The sessions in the Conclave showcased some of the innovative solutions/best practices that offer the potential to transform the dairy and poultry sector and enhance farmers’ incomes and aimed at creating a road map for the dairy and poultry sector. It was a deep dive into the emerging opportunities and was a platform to learn from the experiences of progressive farmers, entrepreneurs, as well as start-ups as to how value addition, diversified product portfolio, and improved market access have helped in changing the dynamics in the dairy and poultry sector and also created enhanced income opportunities.
Digital exhibition in the Conclave showcased 75 Indigenous Livestock Breeds and success stories of dairy and poultry farmers, FPOs, innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups, and industry.