Hyderabad-based National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), a vibrant organisation under the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India was one of the organisation to be awarded with “India Agribusiness Awards 2022” for the ‘Best Agribusiness Award under Fisheries Sector’ during the event for commemorating the services and support extended to the fisheries sector by playing a crucial and exemplary role dedicated to the stakeholders for supporting various need-based projects for technology upgradation, species diversification in aquaculture, dissemination of new and improved fish varieties, promoting seaweed cultivation, ornamental fisheries, training and capacity building to bring a significant increase in fish production and productivity, improve the livelihoods of fish farmers, promote entrepreneurship opportunities in fisheries, employment generation, promote hygienic handling and marketing of fish and increase fish consumption.
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Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA), a body on technical collaborations with a large number of national and international industry associations and related organisations has organised “AgroWorld 2022” – India International Agro Trade and Technology Fair – 2022 from November 9-11, 2022 at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, (IARI) Pusa Campus, New Delhi for showcasing the development and modernisations achieved by key stakeholders in major sectors like food, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and allied sectors.
As a part of this event, National Fisheries Development Board was awarded “India Agribusiness Awards 2022” for the best Agribusiness Award under Fisheries Sector for the exemplary work done in the fisheries sector. Dr. Suvarna Chandrappagari, IFS, Chief Executive, NFDB attended the event and received the award from Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog at the event.