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World Hindi Day Celebration in CMFRI

World Hindi Day Celebration in CMFRI

World Hindi Day observed in ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi on 10th January, 2022. Director, CMFRI and Chief Technical Officer (Hindi) attended the World Hindi Day function conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.

         


In connection with World Hindi Day 2022 and as a part of Monthly Hindi Programme of CMFRI, Hindi Slogan writing competition on the subject
75th year of CMFRI & 75th year of Independent  India was conducted on the day at 2.30 pm for the staff members of the Institute. Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI inaugurated the competition and inspired all the staff members by writing slogan in Hindi. Due to Covid-19 pandemic the competition was conducted through Online mode.    

         

CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR

CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR

CMFRI wins ICAR’s highest award

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been adjudged as the best research institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The CMFRI won the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR institutions award, the highest award of the ICAR in the category of the large institutions with a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs, a Silver Plaque, Certificate and Citation.This is in recognition of CMFRI’s excellent performance in marine fisheries research during the period from 2014 to 2019.

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This is the second time CMFRI bagging this prestigious award. Various cutting edge research activities including development of mariculture technologies such as open sea cage fish farming, seaweed farming, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) and breeding and seed production technologies for marine food fish and ornamental fishes which were aimed to enhance the income of fishermen helped CMFRI achieving the highest ranking among more than 110 agricultural and allied research institutes in the country. CMFRI’s efforts on preparing a range of policy guidelines, including the works on minimum legal size (MLS), National Policy on Mariculture and ecosystem-based management towards the sustainable utilization of marine fisheries resources were well appreciated. Its research initiatives in developing nutraceutical products from marine organisms to treat type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, thyroid and hypertension also played a major role in winning the award. In addition, the institute exhibited leadership in winning several externally funded research projects such as National Brood bank for Cobia and Silver pompano and a Centre of Excellence and Innovation  funded by the DBT. The institute also obtained many patents during the period.


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