Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Fisheries and dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala said the country’s inland fish production has more than doubled in the last nine years to 131 lakh tonnes on the back of government’s initiatives to boost this sector. The minister also highlighted that the Modi government has announced an investment of around Rs 38,000 crore under various programmes in the last nine years.
Addressing a press conference, Rupala announced that a ‘Global Fisheries Conference India 2023’ is being organised in Ahmedabad from November 21-22 to discuss immense potential as well as challenges in the sector.
The deliberation will help in preparing a future roadmap for this sector. The minister said more than 5,000 people are expected to attend this conference from across the world.
He informed that embassies of more than 50 countries have been invited along with global organisations like the FAO and World Bank.