JALUKBARI, March 21 - A daylong conference on the Fisheries Mission under Chief Minister�s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana was held yesterday at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara.
In his welcome address Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam MC Jauhari urged the officials to identify the potential resources for pisciculture activities for enhancing fish production in the State. He also stressed utilisation of the untapped resources for fish production which may help in employment generation in rural areas.
Attending as resource persons, Dr Dilip Kumar, former Director of the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai; Dr KK Tamuli, Dean of College of Fisheries, Raha; Dr BK Bhattacharjya, Principal Scientist and Head, CIFRI, Guwahati Centre; Padma Hazarika, Nodal Officer (Fishery), BTC and Tiwa Autonomous Council and Dr Ramen Barman, Nodal Officer (Fishery), Blue Revolution, highlighted the various issues relevant to development of the fisheries sector in the State.
Fishery Minister Parimal Suklabaidya attended the conference as the chief guest.
In the interactive session the participants interacted with the resource persons and all were of the opinion that the Fisheries Mission under the Chief Minister�s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana would help in rural employment generation and make the State self-sufficient in fish production within a short span of time.
Altogether two hundred fishery officials from different parts of the State attended the programme. Director of Fisheries SK Das explained the objectives of the conference, while Dr DJ Sharma, Fishery Officer, Department of Fisheries anchored the programme, stated a press release.