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Mayors’ Conference on Meat and Poultry Processing

18 January 2012

INDIA - A two-day National Conference of Mayors is taking place in India to inform the mayors and officials of the municipal bodies about hygiene, slaughtering, processing and sale of meat and poultry products.

The Conference is the third in the series of six proposed conferences.

The Conference organised by the National Meat and Poultry Processing Board was inaugurated by Dr Charan Das Mahant, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries.

In his inaugural address, Dr Mahant spoke out about the improvements that have been made in the production of hygienic and nutritious meat and poultry products.

He said, meat and poultry are very good option for Indian population which is largely deficient in animal protein.

Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Shri Rakesh Kacker in his key note address said that the food processing sector is growing rapidly and it has become the fastest growing sub-sector within the manufacturing sector.

The National Meat and Poultry Processing Board signed a Memoranda of Understanding with National Minority Development Finance Corporation and Central Agricultural University, Imphal, on the occasion.

Since 1995 production of meat and meat products has been steadily growing at a rate of four per cent a year.

Meat exports have been growing at close to 30 per cent per annum in terms of quantity, which is largely driven by buffalo meat.

India is the leading producer of buffalo meat in the world. During 2010-11 buffalo meat exports touched a record level of 709,000 tonnes with export value at Rs. 8.4130 billion.

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