Department of Fisheries presents Fisheries Sector Awards for the first time on the occasion of the ‘World Fisheries Day’, to recognise their accomplishments in the field and their contribution into the growth of the sector. The Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying awarded best performing States, Organisations and Districts for 2019-20.
- Marine states – Odisha
- Inland states – Uttar Pradesh.
- Hilly and NE states – Assam.
- Tamil Nadu Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd. (for Marine).
- Telangana State Fishermen Cooperative societies Federation Ltd (for Inland).
- Assam Apex Cooperative Fish Marketing and Processing Federation Ltd. (for Hilly region).
- Best Marine District – Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
- Best Inland District – Kalahandi, Odisha.
- Best Hilly and NE District – Nagaon, Assam.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying: Giriraj Singh.