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Uttar Pradesh Secures Best State Award in Inland Fisheries

In a significant achievement, Uttar Pradesh has been honored with the prestigious Best State Award in the inland fisheries category. The announcement was made by Prashant Sharma, Special Secretary to the Fisheries Department, and the award will be formally presented during the Global Fisheries Conference 2023 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on November 21—observed as World Fisheries Day.

Nishad, speaking at Lok Bhavan, highlighted that the state’s success is attributed to the strategic implementation of fishery-related schemes under the guidance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Over the past six-and-a-half years, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a remarkable surge in fish production due to these initiatives.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visionary leadership has propelled the state to the forefront of inland fish rearing. Nishad shared that the fish production has seen a substantial increase from 8.09 lakh metric tonnes last year to an impressive 9.15 lakh metric tonnes this year.

Additionally, in terms of fish seeds, there has been a commendable rise from 27,128 lakh metric tonnes last year to 36,187 lakh metric tonnes this year. This remarkable growth underscores the effective and visionary approach of Uttar Pradesh in the field of inland fisheries.

The award is a testament to the state’s commitment to the sustainable development of the fisheries sector and positions Uttar Pradesh as a leading force in promoting responsible and productive inland fisheries practices.

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