National Consultations on “Sustainability of Buffalo Sector in India” organized

19th January, 2021, Hyderabad

The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad; ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad; NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter and Indian Meat Science Association jointly organized the National Workshop and Consultations on “Scientific Interventions and Policies for Strengthening of Buffalo Meat Sector: Catalyst for Boosting India's Agro-Economy” today..

National Consultations on “Sustainability of Buffalo Sector in India” organized

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab marked his presence as the Chief Guest along with Dr. Lakshma Reddy, Director, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Telangana as the Guest of Honor of the occasion.

During the inaugural session, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad felicitated the winners of the Essay Writing Competition conducted among the students from State Agricultural Universities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Rao released the Policy Document on “Policy Issues and Stakeholder requirements in Indian meat sector” jointly developed by ICAR-NRC on Meat and ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad.

Dr. S.B. Barbuddhe, Director, ICAR-NRC on Meat, Hyderabad convened the workshop.

In the inaugural session, all the experts highlighted the potential of Indian Buffalo Meat Sector, contribution of Buffaloes through milk and meat towards nutritional security, value-addition and diversification of food, livelihood opportunities for farmers, etc.

As a part of the Workshop, a separate panel discussion involving more than 30 experts from Research Institutes, Universities, APEDA, Animal Husbandry Departments and Export Meat Plants was also organized on the occasion.

(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad and ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)