No plans to shift NFDB from Hyderabad: Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Lok Sabha that the central government has no plans to shift the headquarters of the National Fisheries Development Board from Hyderabad.

He was replying to a supplementary on Tuesday in Lok Sabha. On fish production Singh said the country is geared to produce record tons of fish in the wake of Blue Revolution initiated by the Ministry.

The Minister said the Centre, under the ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme, has released funds to various states as per proposals received from them.

Singh said 107 lakh tons of fish was produced in the country in 2015-16 while for 2016-17, a target of 118 lakh tons of fish is fixed. About 150 lakh tons of fish is expected to be produced in the country by 2019-20, Lok Sabha was informed.

 

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