27th May, 2013, kochi
Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India visited Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) on 27th May 2013. He visited different divisions of the Institute and showed keen interest on the technologies developed at CIFT. Shri Anwar appreciated the facilities created at the Business Planning and Development (BPD) unit for developing entrepreneurship in fishing industry by utilizing the technologies developed by the Institute.
Minister interacted with the scientists and staff of CIFT in a especially organized meeting. Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, Director, CIFT delivered the presidential address and briefed the august guest on the Institute’s activities. He also welcomed Shri Gopinath, Member, Institute Management Committee (IMC) of CIFT who accompanied the Minister. In his address, the Chief Guest, Shri Anwar lauded the scientists of CIFT for their untiring efforts in developing appropriate technologies that have immensely benefited from small scale fishers to multi billion rupee exporting seafood industry. He advised scientists to continue the good work for the development of the country.
(Source: CIFT, Kochi)