Purushottam Rupala gave away the award for the Best Marine District to Balasore in the country on the occasion of World Fisheries Day. The award was provided on 21st November 2021 by the authorities to the state which has shown great efforts in the development of fisheries across the country and helped in making the ocean cleaner and hygienic for future generations to come. Given below we are sharing some of the most important specifications related to the news of Balasore (Odisha) receives “Best Marine District Award”
Balasore (Odisha) receives “Best Marine District Award”
On the occasion of World Fisheries Day, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry And Dairying, Purushottam Rupala gave away the award for the Best Marine District to Balasore in the country. Andhra Pradesh was also awarded as the Best Marine state and the best inland state award was given to Telangana. Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh has received the best inland district award. Tripura and Bongaigaon, situated in Assam, received the best hilly and northern state and district awards respectively. World Fisheries Day was celebrated on 21st November 2021 in order to recognise the efforts of millions of fish farmers and the people who are involved in this occupation across the globe and the country.
Highlights Of The Award
- The awards ceremony was organised by the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry And Dairying, Purushottam Rupala.
- The award was given by the Union Minister to the Director Of Fisheries of the Odisha Government Smruti Ranjan Pradhan.
- The fishing sector contributed 2.33 per cent to the state economy during the financial year 20-21.
- The fisheries sector is growing at an average annual rate of 13 % for the last 5 years.
Important Of Best Marine District Award
It is important to recognise the efforts of the people who are playing a major role in helping the farmers with their income and also making the ocean cleaner and healthier for the future generation and promoting sustainable living opportunities. The Government of Odisha has always kept high priority for the fishing sector and there are more than 15.89 lakh fishermen including various entrepreneurs who are a major part of the growth of aquaculture in the state. The fishing resources of Odisha include 480 km of marine coastline, 4.18 lakh hectares of brackish water bodies and 6.86 lakh hectares of inland water bodies including rivers, ponds, tanks and reservoirs.
Contribution of Odisha In Aquaculture
Odisha is the fourth largest fish producing state in India which has around 8.73 lakh metric tons of fish produced during the financial years 2020 and 2021. This has contributed 2.33 per cent to the state economy and the sector has grown over the past years with a 13% increase each year. There are proper growth opportunities available in this sector especially in the Odisha state due to the demand for fish and 94% of people consuming fish in Odisha state. International markets are also huge fans of the fishery products maintained in Odisha.
Odisha state has created a wide range of schemes and programs in order to help fish farmers and entrepreneurs make more advancements in aquaculture. Rupees hundred crores are spent per annum towards the subsidy for farmers by the Odisha State Government and to expand various procedures related to aquaculture. Entri is a learning platform helping people to develop skills and knowledge in order to crack various entrance examinations conducted by different Government organisations. Enrol now to be eligible!