Location: Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow
The Uttar Pradesh Govt is most favorable to promote Entrepreneurship in Poultry sector, which will further enhance the gainful employment to the rural sector. The entrepreneurs need to help in a better way by facilitating project reports, provide consultancy, expert facilitation, help in supply chain management and forward and backward linkages.
In this context Centre for Agriculture & Rural Development jointly with Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Uttar-Pradesh, organized a daylong Seminar on Poultry Entrepreneurship on 13 March-2018 at IISR, Auditorium Lucknow.
The program inaugurated by the Honorable cabinet Minister Animal Husbandry, Fisheries Prof.S.P.Baghel ji. During the program Dr. Sudhir Bobde Principal Secretary AH, Dr. Anis Ansari, IAS, Chairman CARD , Dr. Charan Singh Yadav, Director AH, Dr.AN Singh Director AH, Dr. Sachan JD, Poultry divison, , Dr. Srinias, Dupont, Dr. Chakradhar Rao-Chakra Group, Shri Anubhav Dayal, Dayal group, Shri Pravin Jaswal ABTL, Shri Triveni Pandey, Godrej Agrovet, Shri Dhopeshwar-Dhoopeshwar Engineering, Dr. Kotiah-Indbro, were present.
Huge numbers of poultry entrepreneur gathered in the program. Honorable Minister said that the farmers income cannot be double unless the diversification of agriculture took place in the country, he highlighted that the Poultry has immense potential to double the farmers income in the state.
Dr. Bobde said that the UP government is planning to expand the poultry schemes and will focus on poultry sector so that large numbers of farmers could be benefitted.
During the program Mr. Khan said, that when we talk about doubling the farmers income, idea comes that double the production of the crops. But when assured market is not there doubling the production of the crops will harm the farming community. He said that the eating habits of the people are drastically changing and 69% population is meat eaters. Uttar Pradesh in coming years would become Poultry Hub.
The event was sponsored by various companies like:
Location: Central Institute for Sub Tropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow
Centre for Agriculture & Rural Development in collaboration with Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH, Lucknow) and BHAGIDARI Agribusiness Network organized the Seminar that was a state level event, in which potential Horti-entrepreneurs participated along with the State Department, Research Institutions, Bankers and experts from horticulture sector. The potential Horti-Entrepreneurs joined from various Districts of the State.
Tissue Culture, Poly-houses, Nursery Management and Value Addition in F&V were the major topics discussed including:
Schemes and subsidiary given by government. Increasing area under horticulture crops indicated profitability avenues from the sector. Hi-tech Greenhouses and Nursery Management practices were discussed by experts. Demand of quality planting material is increasing in UP due increased demand of Ornamental Plants.
During the seminar, Principal Secretary, Horticulture, Shri Sudhir Garg stressed on the importance of Entrepreneurship Development Horticulture and available support from Government. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Garg with Dr. RP Singh, Additional Director Horticulture, Shri Anis Ansari, Chairman, CARD, Dr. S Rajan, Director, ICAR – CISH, Nabin Roy, AGM, NABARD and Neera Chakraboarty, Zonal Manager, India Bank.
Location: India International Center, New Delhi
In India, the central government had constituted two missions in the last 15 years i.e., National Mission for Bamboo Applications and National Bamboo Mission. Statement by Shri Nitin Gadkari: “Even by conservative estimates with its myriad uses, the bamboo sector in India has potential to create and sustain at least 50 million jobs.”
In the same conclave the coordinator, Dr. Ajoy Bhattacharya informed the group that, as on today the market potential for Bamboo products in India in the year 2015 is Rs. 50,000 crores per year which has potential for rapidly increasing over the coming years. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment has announced a very important policy change for development in Bamboo sector. As per the new policy, farmers and private organizations can cultivate Bamboos in lands outside forests and will not require any felling and transit permit from Forest departments of respective states. He also announced that 12.4 million hectares of wastelands but cultivable, will now be available for cultivation of Bamboos and other Agro-forestry plantations.
Many stakeholders in private and public sector in India stressed the need for an independent, high-profile Think Tank, which can study the current situation in India, to identify commercial grade Bamboo species from India and overseas and recommend R & D efforts, study latest products and processing technologies required, and policy support and alternatives of financing collective farming, corporate farming, processing and most important is efforts to develop the domestic and export markets.