Release of CSE’s new study on antibiotic resistance (ABR)

CSE, Core 6A, Fourth Floor, India Habitat Centre, 
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to an exclusive launch of its latest lab study on the growing scourge of antibiotic resistance in India. 

We now know that rampant use of antibiotics is leading to antibiotic resistance in the poultry industry. The study has found a more alarming fact -- that this ABR is now spreading to the surrounding environment too, through untreated litter that is commonly used as manure in agricultural farms!

The study covers broiler farms from four key poultry meat-producing states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab—which collectively contribute about 40 per cent of the total production in India. Three types of bacteria were isolated and tested against 16 antibiotics, selected on the extent of use in poultry and importance to humans.

This study is especially crucial in India, where legislation is inadequate to tackle the problem. Even the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) guidelines on poultry waste management do not adequately address the issue of ABR.

Please join us for the release and a presentation on the key findings of the study, and stay back for lunch with us. Poultry will not be served, of course.