Parimal Suklabaidya hands over fisheries awards to CM Sarbananda Sonowal
On Thursday, over four awards and citations were won by Assam on the eve of World Fisheries Day 2020. The awards were later handed to Chief Minister by Parimal Shuklabaidya, Fisheries Minister at the official residence.
Addressing the achievement, the Chief Minister congratulated the minister and the officials of the Fisheries Department for winning national-level awards and said that the hard work of the last four years paid off.
The CM of Assam requested and encouraged the officials of the Fisheries department to bring forward Assam to reach one of the top fish-producing states in the country with the help of the latest innovation and technology.
In the meeting, Shuklabaidya mentioned that Assam is currently producing 3.73 lakh metric tonnes of fish annually and informed the CM about various initiatives undertaken by the Fisheries department.
He also said that Assam has become self-reliant in the fish production sector. The other officials that were present at the meeting include Rakesh Kumar, Commissioner & Secretary and along with other key officials of the department.
In the recent World Fisheries Day 2020 programme held at New Delhi, Assam won four awards for exemplary performance in fisheries sector including the best state, best fish farmer, best semi-government organization and best district.
At the award ceremony, Pratap Chandra Sarengi, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying handed over the awards.
The best state award which was won by Assam comprised of Rs 10 lakh and a citation, thus making it a remarkable success in fisheries sector at the national level.