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Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Honourable MOS visited ICAR-CIFT

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State
for
Agri. & Farmers Welfare appreciated the accomplishments of ICAR-CIFT 

 

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agri. & Farmers Welfare appreciated the accomplishments of ICAR-CIFT

 

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agri. & Farmers Welfare appreciated the accomplishments of ICAR-CIFT 
 

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India made a visit to ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin on 5th May, 2017 to review the activities of the institute. At the outset, highlighting the significant achievements of the institute in fish harvesting and post-harvesting sectors; Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT apprised the Hon’ble Minister about some important activities like NABL accredited state-of-art laboratory facilities, national level referral food laboratories, Pilot procesing plant, Agri-Business Incubation Centre etc. He also elaborated the accomplishments of the institute under  different flagship programmes of Govt. of India namely;Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav, Swachha Bharat, NEH/TSP programmesto reach the unreached fishing communities of the country spreading over 22 states including NEH states that covers almost all fish ecosystems namely; saline, brackish water, fresh water etc.

 

Lauding over the commendable works of the Kochi based pioneer fishery research institute i.e. ICAR-CIFT; Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India Shri Sudarshan Bhagat said that the fishery sector has a lot of potential to bring nutritional security among the poor and malnourished farm families and doubling the farm income.Appreciating theencouraging fish production potential of the country with a growth rate of more than 6 % per annum; he urged the scientists that it is the right time to link the research to the end users, which can realize the cherished dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister to bring Blue Revolution in the country. Hon’ble Minister also advised for a fruitful blending of traditional knowledge with modern technologies to make the technology more cost effective and sustainable. He also made a short interaction with stakeholders present there comprising of fishermen, women SHG members and fish processors in regard to their problems in harvesting and post harvesting sectors in fisheries.  
 

During his visit to different laboratories, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare expressed satisfaction over the research progress of ICAR-CIFT not only in fish harvesting and post harvesting but also in value added fish product development, quality maintenance and safety standards development in addressing the emerging issues in the sector.  On this occasion, Hon’ble Ministerof State also released some newly developed Fish products namely;  Collagen Peptide Biscuits, Seaweed Nutri Drink, Calcium and Iron Fortified Fish Soup Powder and an E-Book entitled “Mechanised Fishing Vessels of India”. The programme came to an end with vote of thanks offered by Dr. A.K. Mohanty, Head, Extension, Information and Statistics Division. All the Scientists and other staff of the institute attended the programme to make it a grand success.

 

Seaweed Nutri Drink released by Hon'ble MOS

Seaweed Nutri Drink released by Hon'ble MOS

 

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