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Assam receives three awards from National Fisheries Development Board

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Assam: The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) has conferred three awards to the Assam Fisheries Department.

The awardees

Anup Kumar Sarmah was awarded the title of “Best Farmer – Hilly and North Eastern State.”  The award includes a certificate, a shawl, and a memento, as well as a monetary incentive of Rs 2 lakh.

The Kalong-Kapili Cooperative Society Limited, Kamrup (Metro), on the other hand, was named the “Best Fisheries Cooperative Society.” The award includes a certificate, a shawl, and a memento, as well as a monetary incentive of Rs 2 lakh.

In addition, the Bongaigaon district was named “Best Hilly and North Eastern District.” The award includes a certificate, a shawl, and a souvenir, as well as a financial incentive of Rs 3 lakh.

Award Ceremony in Assam

On World Fisheries Day, the awards will be awarded at a ceremony at the Odisha Secretariat’s Convention Centre in Bhubaneswar.

The award ceremony will be attended by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, Parshottam Rupala, as well as other ministers from the department.

Meanwhile, Assam’s fisheries minister, Parimal Suklabaidya, thanked the awardees and officials from the Bongaigaon district’s fisheries department for winning the prestigious accolades.

National Fisheries Department Board

The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was established in 2006 as an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, with the goal of improving fish production and productivity in the country and coordinating fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner.

Intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks, culture-based capture fisheries in reservoirs, Coastal Aquaculture, Mariculture, SeaWeed cultivation, infrastructure development, fishing harbours and fish landing centres, fishing dressing centres and solar drying of fish, domestic marketing, deep sea fishing and tuna processing, ornamental fisheries, trout culture, artificial reefs technology upgradation and capacity building are all examples of fishery development activities.

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