SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN
Swachhta Hi Seva and Special Campaign 3.0 (15th September to 31st October 2023)
Swachhta Hi Seva and Special Campaign 3.0 were celebrated at ICAR-CMFRI HQ, Kochi, Regional Stations, Regional Centres and KVKs of CMFRI from 15th September to 31st October 2023 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Cleanliness drives were organised at office premises, labs and the residential complex of CMFRI HQ, Kochi during the campaigns. To create awareness of Swachh Bharat activities, A quiz on Swachh Bharat: Towards a Garbage Free World was conducted for the staff members of ICAR-CMFRI HQ on 31.10.2023. Under the Thank you Safai Mitra initiative, the housekeeping staff were felicitated by presenting mementoes.
Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing visits ICAR-CMFRI
A delegation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing visited the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi on 28th June 2023. Headed by PC Gaddigoudar, Loksabha Member from Bagalkot constituency in Karnataka, the panel visited various research facilities at the institute, including laboratories and interacted with scientists to assess CMFRI’s research programmes on marine fisheries and allied areas. The committee consisted of six Members of Parliament and other officials, including Uttam Chand Bharadwaj, Secretary to the delegation. Dr Shubhadeep Ghosh, Assistant Director General (Marine Fisheries) of ICAR was also present on the occasion.The committee was briefed on ICAR-CMFRI's works encompassing marine capture fisheries; mariculture activities like cage fish farming, seaweed farming, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture and technology development for breeding commercially important marine fishes; marine biodiversity and environment management; fish genetics and marine biotechnology; socio-economic aspects and extension activities, etc.
Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of ICAR-CMFRI and the Heads of various Divisions discussed the Institute's plans for the future, emphasising its efforts to maintain the sustainability of the marine fisheries with the committee members. The panel was impressed with ICAR-CMFRI's research and its contributions to the development of the marine fisheries sector in India. They said that the institute is playing a vital role in ensuring food security and promoting sustainable fisheries.Besides the Committee Chairman, the panel comprised MPs Dr Anil Sukhdeorao Bonde, Masthan Rao Beeda, Ram Nath Thakur, Devendra Singh and Ramilaben Becharbhai Bara.