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Government of India observes World Fisheries Day 2020 in New Delhi

Assam bags four awards in the fisheries sector

Guwahati: The Government of India has honoured Assam with awards for Best State, Best Quasi Government Organization, Best District and Best Fish Farmer in recognition of commendable work in Fisheries Sector by the Fisheries Department, Government of Assam.

Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India gave away the awards to Rakesh Kumar (Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt of Assam, Fisheries Department), Dr. Ramendra Ch. Barman, (District Fisheries Development Officer, Nagaon), Amal Medhi, (Vill & PO- Sondha, District-Nalbari) and Managing Director (I/C) from Assam while celebrating World Fisheries Day 2020.

The programme for World Fisheries Day 2020 was held at A.P. Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi.

Rakesh Kumar, Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Fisheries Department received the “Best State Award” on behalf of the Government of Assam with a cash reward of 10 lakh prize money, a certificate, one Shawl and a Memento.

Similarly, ) Dr. Ramendra Ch. Barman, (District Fisheries Development Officer, Nagaon) received the award for Best District award and a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh.

Also, Amal Medhi received the Best Farmer award under the category of the Hilly States and North Eastern States of India and a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.

And Managing Director (I/C) from Assam from received the Best Quasi Government Organization award and a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh.

Meanwhile, Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Fishery, Govt of Assam congratulated the entire team and conveyed his good wishes. The minister also announced for a grand celebration programme to mark the achievement in the fisheries sector.

It is noteworthy to mention that Assam has bagged four awards for the first time in the fisheries sector from the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying for its outstanding performance in the last three years under Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP Government. “I, therefore, dedicate these achievements to the people of Assam,” said Parimal Suklabaidya.

The programme was also attended by Lakhi Narayan Choudhury (Fishery Minister, Govt of Uttar Pradesh) and other dignitaries from Govt. of India.

Also Read: GoI Honours Assam with four Awards for Outstanding Performance in Fisheries Sector

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