Efforts of Uttar Pradesh government in encouraging fishery conservation and promotion received national acclaim with the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad, adjudging it as the Best State in the inland state category.
The UP government would be honoured at an event scheduled in New Delhi on November 21 and be awarded Rs 10 lakh, a citation and an emblem by Union Minister for Fisheries, Dairy and Animal Husbandry, Giriraj Singh, Union Ministers Sanjeev Balyan, and Pratap Chandra Sarangi.
NFDB Senior Executive P Chelapati wrote to Principal Secretary Fisheries, Livestock and Milk Development Bhuvanesh Kumar conveying that UP had been selected the Best State and ranked third in the country in fish production.
While UP bagged the top honour in the inland state category, Odisha clinched the top spot in the marine state category and Assam in hilly states and north-eastern region category.
It is to be mentioned that the UP government was making several policy efforts to promote the commercial importance of fisheries.