FAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance

27th December 2016, New Delhi

An FAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance was held here today.

FAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial ResistanceFAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial ResistanceFAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance
FAO-ICAR joint collaborative meeting for National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and DG. ICAR, in his presidential address said that antimicrobial or antibiotic resistance is a multi-sectoral global threat affecting human and animal health, food safety, plants, fisheries and the environment as a whole. He stressed that the National Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance should cover mainly four issues, awareness, advisories/policy guidelines, sustainability of production system and also carry out research to understand the genetic mechanisms

The meeting was coordinated by Dr. H. Rahman, DDG (Animal Science) and Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries Science).

Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries Science) gave an overview of Indian aquaculture sector including need for future plans on AMR.

 Dr. Shyam Khadka, FAO Representative in India presented an overview of antimicrobial resistance particularly with respect to human medicines.

Dr. Rajesh Bhatia and Dr. Upadhyay, from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. (Mrs) Sara from the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Sunil Gupta, Additional Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. H. Rahman, DDG (Animal Science), Dr. Ashok Kumar, ADG (Animal Health), Dr. Sudhir Raizada, ADG (Inland  Fisheries), Dr. P. Pravin ADG (Marine Fisheries), Dr. Amit Khurana and Dr. Rajeshwari Sinha  from Centre for Science and Environment and experts from the ICAR Fisheries Research Institutes attended the meeting.

(Source: Fisheries Science Division, ICAR)