A report, ‘Development of fisheries and aquaculture in Vidarbha: Study and action plan’, based on extensive research was released by state chief secretary Sumeet Mallick at a programme organized by Vidarbha.
Development Board and Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) at divisional commissioner office here on Tuesday.
Divisional commissioner and MAFSU VC Anoop Kumar along with state’s senior cabinet minister Mahadev Jankar was also present on the occasion .Collectors of various regions, officials of state fisheries department, representatives of Maharashtra State Fisheries Corporation and other associates also attended the programme.
“The bureaucrats and members of judiciary should posses a strong desire to adapt to new methods of growth to bring in reforms, only then a project can be implemented successfully,” Jankar said. He also spoke about introducing policies to help the market flourish and upgrade factors involved in the process of fish production, including labour skills, cold storage and irrigation.
Jankar also lauded Kumar’s inclination towards blue revolution and ‘Fish in every pond’ initiative.
The fish trading market in Vidarbha is still highly unorganized and unregulated. The Mayo fish market of Nagpur, Bengali camp fish market, Chandrapur, Athawadi bazaar fish market, Yavatmal and Itwara bazaar fish market of Amravati can be easily identified as the core markets in respect to the fish marketing system, the report said.