5th November 2014, Bhimtal
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Planning and Defence, Govt. of India visited ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal on 5th November 2014.
Shri Singh visited different infrastructure facilities and laboratories of the Directorate including fish farm and Mahseer hatchery where he was shown experiments and available stocks. While discussing the issues related to Mahseer, the minister expressed his concern on the depleting Mahseer stocks in the lakes and emphasized the need of regulating Mahseer fishing activities especially in Bhimtal and Sattal lakes by the concerned authorities. Shri Singh appreciated the scientific efforts of Directorate towards developing low input technologies for livelihood support of hill dwellers.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Director, DCFR apprised the Minister on the research activities being carried out by the Directorate.
(Source: DCFR, Bhimtal)