Rajya Sabha Question Number 197 about Antibiotics in chicken asked by Digvijaya Singh

#RajyaSabha Question #197


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 197
ANSWERED ON 05.12.2014

Antibiotics in chicken

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to satate :-

  • (a) whether the Centre for Science and Environment has done a laboratory study on antibiotics in chicken which was released on 30th July,2014;
  • (b) whether a letter dated 4th August,2014 from Director General of Centre for Science and Environment has been forwarded to the Ministry; and
  • (c) if so, the action taken thereon?

Answer

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (SHRI RADHA MOHAN SINGH)

(a) Yes, Sir. Centre for Science and Environment, a non-governmental organisation, had done a laboratory study on antibiotics in chicken samples from Delhi and NCR.

(b) (b) Yes, Sir.

(c) An advisory had been issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries on 03.06.2014 on judicious use of antibiotics in treatment of food producing animals and also on stopping the use of antibiotics in animal feed. The advisory has since been reiterated to all State & UTs.

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Rajya Sabha Question Number 197 about Antibiotics in chicken asked by Digvijaya Singh