Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture &
Farmers’ Welfare visited ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal
Barrackpore, 16 November, 2018
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
visited ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal on
16 November, 2018. Dr. B. K. Das, Director welcomed him and briefed him about the various
research and extension activities carried by the institute towards enhancing income and
livelihood of inland fishers in India. The Director also informed him about the various
technologies developed by this institute and its impact on increase in inland fish production from
different parts of India.
While interacting with scientists and farmers, honourable minister stressed on the need to
doubling farmer’s income through effective implementation of fisheries technologies developed
by this institute.
He enlightened the house about the Rs. 3000 Crore Central sector scheme for blue revolution in
India to give major thrust to promote marine and inland fisheries development and farming
activities in India. He said that through various programmes of skill development, technology
demonstration, dissemination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government is working hard to
achieve the target of doubling farmers income by 2022
Honourable Minister appreciated the work carries out by the institute and congratulated the
institute for exceeding the revenue generation target and suggested the scientific community to
work hard to generate more revenue.
Honourable Minister also inaugurated the skill development orientation training programme on
“Inland Fisheries Management” national service volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra, West
Bengal. Under this programme, one thousand volunteers are being skill trained on Inland
fisheries. This programme is jointly organized by ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore in collaboration
with Nehru Yuva Kendra, West Bengal.
The meeting was also attended by Shri Navin Nayak, Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra, West
Bengal, Sikkim, Andman & Nicobar Islands, senior officers of ICAR-CIFRI and Nehru yuva
Kendra, Kolkata and Fish farmers of West Bengal