Union Agriculture Minister visited Allahabad Regional Centre of ICAR-CIFRI

The Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, visited Allahabad Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute on 13th June 2016. He stressed upon need of dissemination of technologies developed by the institutes to end users. He suggested the scientists to include approved technologies in DARE/ICAR e-book for better visibility of research work. On appraisal of the activities and achievements of the Centre, he suggested need for conservation of valuable indigenous fish diversity and fishery and control on rapid invasion of exotic fishes in the major rivers. He also emphasized greater need of involvement of scientists in Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav and other central sponsored schemes. He appreciated the ongoing works of the Centre on open water fisheries resources of the region, demonstration and up-scaling of pen culture for fish yield enhancement from wetlands and new initiatives on conservation and restoration of valuable fish species of river Ganga under National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) project. He expressed satisfaction on regular recording of fish landing information from the river at Allahabad. Earlier, Dr. K. D. Joshi, Head of the Centre, appraised the Honourable minister about significant achievements of the Centre and major ongoing activities and briefed about the findings of projects completed by the Centre on environmental flow studies, impact assessment of river modifications on fish diversity and composition. Dr. U. S. Gautam, Director, ATARI, Kanpur, was also present during the visit.