29th March, 2013, Bhimtal
Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries visited the Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal today. Dr. A. Barat, Director, DCFR welcomed the MoS and briefed the ongoing activities and research programme of the institute. The Minister showed keen interest in visiting different laboratories and infrastructure at the Directorate. During the visit, he also distributed fish seeds to the progressive farmers from Uttarakhand. He also addressed the gathering of scientists and farmers and appreciated the scientific progress made by the ICAR in the field of crops, vegetables, animal and fisheries. The role of scientific organizations working in these areas under the ICAR system have done commendable work in bringing India’s food production at record high level. Role of agriculture in alleviating poverty and creating opportunity for employment were also emphasized by the Minister. He also felicitated progressive farmers from Uttarakhand state and congratulated them for doing commendable work. He also released the ISO 9001:2008 certificate conferred to the DCFR and inaugurated the website of the institute.
Directors of various ICAR institutes of the region were also present on the occasion.
(Source: DCFR, Bhimtal)