13th Poultry India Expo in Hyderabad
375+ Global companies and experts congregate for South Asia’s biggest poultry event underway in Hyderabad.
365telugu.com online news, November 28,
Hyderabad, 2019: Despite challenges across all fronts, India’s broiler production for 2019 is projected to increase by 7.7 percent to nearly 5 million tons, processed chicken meat demand is projected to grow between 15-20 percent and layer production is forecast at 85 billion eggs! .This success story –envy of almost all developed nations – would not have been possible without steadfast endeavours by over 6.5 million poultry farmers who have collectively raised poultry to become a phenomenal 100,000 crore industry and one of the prime sectors focusing on food and nutritional security of the nation.As the world’s 3rd largest egg producer, India today is the fourth-largest chicken producer after China, Brazil and USA. “There is no gainsaying the fact poultry industry is playing a flagship role of being India’s champion to eradicate malnourishment and protein deficiency in the country,” said Chakradhar Rao, President, Indian Poultry Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (IPEMA), organisers of this mega event in Hyderabad which is now in its 13th year. Poultry India uses its own funds to promote a Protein Campaign which began several years ago so that India eradicates rampant protein deficiency. This campaign which is lauded by the Central and State Governments also increases demand for eggs and chicken.
Mr Chakradhar Rao was speaking at a media conference to announce the beginning of the 13th Knowledge Day Technical Seminar (November 26) and the 13th Poultry India Expo (November 27-29) at HITEC City. He was joined by several members of the Executive Advisory Committee, all Industry stalwarts from across the country.
Poultry India Expo – South Asia’s biggest – has attracted a record 375 major companies from India and abroad and is expected to draw over 35,000 business visitors across 27,500sqm and 5 exhibition halls at the HITEC venue which is the pride of Hyderabad. The 3-day exhibition starts on November 27.On November 26, the much acclaimed Knowledge Day will shed light on various factors that beset the poultry industry. More than 1,550 delegates from India, Europe, USA and SAARC nations will listen to the world’s finest minds speak on the latest scientific innovations in breeding, hygiene, nutrition, animal health, poultry equipment and marketing. Among leading lights speaking at the 13th Knowledge Day is Chetan Bhagat, India’s famous speaker, author and political analyst – who millions love to hate and love – who will showcase India as the growth engine of South Asia.
Mr Rao said: “We are positive the Government will give us a sympathetic ear on issues of the dreaded proposed cage ban and permitting unbridled imports of processed chicken from the US. We have voiced our fear on both these issues, telling the government that if not resolved soon, these two factors will surely stop India’s poultry industry from growing.
“However I am happy our Government is determined to safeguard our sector so that we continue to produce world class poultry meat and eggs. Today India’s poultry industry, with its enabling of low cost model with increased productivity, is a showcase of success across the world. It is one of the key contributors to India’s Agriculture and Animal Husbandry GDP. It contributes significantly to the eradication of protein deficiency and malnutrition and employs millions, especially women from rural India and has spawned dozens of small and medium entrepreneurs producing downstream products and services for the industry,” he addedPoultry industry has grown by leaps and bounds due to strict housekeeping, exacting ventilation, feeding practices, automation and disease control mechanism ministered by responsible and trained farmers.The Exhibition’s main aim is to help farmers keep abreast of latest developments in management, animal health & nutrition, breeding and new techniques in feed manufacturing and poultry production.