33rd Conference Of The Woah Regional Commission For Asia And The Pacific

  • Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan chaired the inaugural session.
  • 33rd Conference of the WOAH (World Organization for Animal Health) Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
  • At New Delhi.
  • As per WOAH, 69 % of the human infections originate from the animals.
  • Underscores the rising demand in areas of food safety, public health, animal welfare and antimicrobial resistance.
  • National Digital Livestock Mission has recognised the significant potential for digitisation in our country’s livestock and dairy sector.
  • The Government of India has started the Implementation of the livestock health and disease control programme using the One Health Approach.
  • Government has implemented a disease control programme for FMD and Brucellosis, PPR and classical swine fever through carpet vaccination of all eligible livestock in the country.
  • Fisheries sector contributes to 1% of the national GDP and 5.37 % of the Agri GDP.
  • Ancillary industries like cold storage, and transportation benefit from this.
  • Delegates and experts from 24 member countries are participating physically, with others joining virtually.
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