Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Govt. of India organized a grand start-up Conclave today in order to promote the existing and emerging startups in the livestock, dairy and animal husbandry sectors at Marriott Convention Center, Hyderabad in close collaboration with the National Dairy Development Board, Startup India, CII and the Animal Husbandry Department of Telangana.
Shri Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India graced the event with his presence as Chief Guest in august presence of Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Hon’ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Dr. L. Murugan, Hon’ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Shri T. Srinivas Yadav, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Cinematography of Telangana
This event brought together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to share their ideas, network, and learn from each other. It provided an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative ideas and products and network with fellow entrepreneurs and stakeholders. The event featured keynote speeches by prominent industry leaders, interactive sessions, panel discussions, and presentations by successful start-ups.
The Conclave included Showcasing of Selected startups, Pitch fest, Buyer seller meet and a workshop for startups to train the early-stage startups operating in the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Sector in the art of pitching, building the main business pillars and their story of impact.
Addressing the Conclave, Shri Parshottam Rupala stated that the agriculture diversification through animal husbandry is one of the primary drivers of growth in rural incomes and higher public investment in Livestock Sector is need of the hour. The Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoAHD) stands committed to work with all stakeholders to further boost growth in livestock sector and thereby making animal husbandry more remunerative to farmers and entrepreneurs engaged in Livestock Sector.
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Hon’ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying also addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of livestock sector and Major Challenges of Livestock Sector in India viz. lower productivity and emerging diseases. Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is dovetailing and synergizing efforts with other Ministries and stakeholders in order to overcome all these challenges and promoting entrepreneurship, technology interventions, digitalization, innovative ideas etc.
Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is also dovetailing and synergizing efforts with other Ministries and stakeholders especially in the context of common objective of helping the farmers and entrepreneurs increase their income through the livestock sector.
Dr. L. Murugan, Hon’ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying emphasized that transforming rural economy through scientific intervention in livestock sector has already commenced and we are speeding up the process to achieve new milestones and Valuable suggestions of all the stakeholders will help us to formulate policy for further development.
Shri T. Srinivas Yadav, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Govt. of Telangana congratulated the Department to organize such conclave of startups in Hyderabad.
Shri Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary in his opening remarks highlighted the enormous potential of India’s livestock and dairying sector and various interventions being taken by Government for livestock including infrastructure development, enhancing productivity, product value addition improving livestock health and providing services at farmers’ doorstep.
Ms. Varsha Joshi, Additional Secretary, GoI gave a brief presentation on the promotional and supportive activities of the department of Animal Husbandry nurturing the growth of startups. Dr. Sapna Poti, Director, Strategic Alliances Division, PSA Office, discussed industry & startup engagements through the MANTHAN Platform at the Grand Startup Conclave.
Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman, NDDB extended vote of thanks for the Dignitaries and participants of the Conclave.
The Government of Telangana provided all administrative support enthusiastically to make the event grand success.
Source : AP7AM Feb 28th 2023