#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?
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.