Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sharad Pawar has strong words for Maharashtra aquaculture sector

Speaking at the inauguration of a fish festival in Mumbai, India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, singled out the State of Maharashtra for registering negative growth in the aquaculture sector, and called on the  State government to undertake policy initiatives to rectify the situation.
Mr Pawar speaking at  the three-day National Fish Festival at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai stated “The national growth rate in fish production was 6 per cent. West Bengal, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu had surged ahead of Maharashtra, which posted negative growth,” 
All these States have submitted  proposals to the Hyderabad-based National Fisheries Development Board to avail the benefits announced by the Centre for fish cultivation, but that was not enough, Mr. Pawar said. “Merely writing letters was not enough, one has to submit detailed project reports,” he went on to say. Read more...

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