Assam Governor takes briefing of Fishery Department
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- Assam Governor Shri Gulab Chand Kataria took briefing of the activities of the Fishery department in the presence of Fishery Minister Parimal Suklabaidya in the conference hall of Raj Bhavan. Commissioner and Secretary of the department Rakesh Kumar gave a detailed presentation of the activities and achievements of all the schemes of the department. The Governor said that the department is very important for the economic growth of the state. Therefore, adequate emphasis should be put on the development of fishery sector of the state. The sector has also the potential for creating entrepreneurial ventures and self employment avenues. The Governor took stock of different schemes and how are they helping in increasing fish production of the state. Shri Kataria also emphasized on involving workers on as frequently as possible under MGNREGA for making fishery. Taking stock of the fish feed, and considering the lack of it in Assam, the Governor asked the department to talk to the Assam Agricultural University and Fishery College, Raha and look for the possibility of producing fish feed locally for the benefits of the entrepreneurs and the sector. The Governor also asked the department to depute one person from each district who will be exclusively looking after the availability of fish feed. Shri Kataria also advocated for joining the Amrit Sarovars with fisheries and engage the SHGs in the fish cultivation. The meeting was attended among others by the Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor S.S. Meenakshi Sundaram, Secretary to the Governor Swapna Dutta Deka, Chairman, AFDC Ltd Guru Jyoti Das, Chairman FISHFED Sushila Hazarika, Secretary Fisheries Department Kavyashree Mahanta, Vice-Chairman AFDC Ltd,. Nabarun Medhi, Managing Director- FISHFED, & Nodal Officer- APART (World Bank Fund) Directorate of Fisheries, Dr. D. J. Sarma, Vice-Chairman FISHFED Dillu Sharma along with a host of other senior officials.