Bhubaneswar:21/11/20 Odisha achieved another milestone in the field of fisheries and aquaculture as the State received two prestigious national level fisheries awards on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’ during an event organised today in New Delhi.
The State bagged the “Best Marine State” award and Kalahandi district received the “Best District” Award” in Inland fisheries sector.
The awards were presented by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh in presence of Minister of State Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Sanjeev Kumar Balyan along with dignitaries from Government of India.
While the ‘Best Marine State’ award carries a financial incentive of Rs.10.00 lakh, the ‘Best Inland District’ award for Kalahandi District carries a financial incentive of Rs.3.00 lakh.
Expressing pleasure over the achievements, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his message stated that Odisha is committed to being a pioneer State in fish production to ensure food security and boost livelihood. He congratulated the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department and Kalahandi District Administration for receiving the awards.