2nd March 2017, Bhimtal
Shri S.S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, visited ICAR- Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (ICAr-DCFR), Bhimtal on 2 March 2017.
Dr A.K. Singh, Director appraised him about the multifarious scientific activities of the Directorate and took him to various facilities of DCFR including laboratories and farm facilities. He also conveyed the research and development works being carried out by the Directorate in his presentation.
Shri Ahluwalia, emphasized the Prime Minister’s mission on doubling the profit to the farmers through reducing cost of fish cultivation and increase production through technological applications. He was in view of convening a multi-disciplinary workshop by ICAR involving different officials from state governments and ICAR headquarters for drawing policies on agricultural development in hills and roadmap for their implementation. He suggested for making a database on the medicinal values of the coldwater fishes and also urged scientists to prepare a scheme of economical fish farming model to lure private investors. Shri Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts made by scientists for implementing various research activities in difficult terrain from Jammu & Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. Scientists from ICAR-VPKAS, Almora and ICAR-NBPGR, Bhowali were also present on the occasion.
(Courtesy: English Editorial Unit)