17th September 2016, Mumbai
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in his address, emphasized that all efforts should be oriented towards welfare and prosperity of the fishes and other stakeholders. He urged to realize the vision of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for overall development of Agriculture including fisheries on his birthday
The Union Minister later interacted with the fishers and farmers and distributed value added products and agricultural kits.
The interaction meeting was held at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai today.
Dr. Bharti Lavekar, Member of Legislative Assembly requested for more support from Department of Fisheries in order to improve the lives and livelihoods of the fishers. She requested for more interactive efforts and also joint programs with the related institutions
Shri M. Gaikwad, IAS, Commissioner of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries, Maharashtra spoke on the need for improved value added products from fish by sourcing the same at low coast and thus providing a wider market base for the fishers and fish farmers
Earlier, Dr. Gopal Krishna, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIFE, stressed on the role of CIFE in improving the lives of the fishers livelihoods through joint efforts and partnerships.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai)