11th April, 2015, Motihari
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture inaugurated a two-day “Matsya Utpadan Hetu Kisan Mela” here today as Chief Guest. He emphasized on the potential and profits of fish farming which is compared to an ATM for a farmer and informed the gathering that the new initiatives of the Central government in Blue Growth - Blue Revolution will bring prosperity to the farmers in the country.
Dr. S.Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR presided over the function and motivated the farmers to enter into fish culture.
Dr. W.S. Lakra, Director and Vice-Chancellor, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, and Dr. Paul Pandian, Chief Executive, NFDB also spoke on the prospects of fisheries development in the state.
The scientists of CIFE, CIFA, CIFRI and NFDB delivered lectures and interacted with fish farmers, entrepreneurs and state fisheries officials.
More than 5000 farmers and officials and entrepreneurs participated in the programme.
The event was organized by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai)