HYDERABAD, Jun 29: Agriculture and Fishery minister Gabriel D Wangsu, during his weeklong tour to various central institutions, sought technological support to enhance the agro-economy of Arunachal Pradesh. In an interaction with the National Fishery Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad, he emphasized the need for assistance to uplift the fishery sector through initiatives like the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.

Chief executive of NFDB, Dr BK Behera, assured technical assistance to the state.

NFDB officials pledged to cooperate with the state government, guide the implementation of various schemes, and train farmers in fish farming. Technical issues related to projects were discussed to boost the blue revolution in the frontier state.

At the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA) in Bhubaneswar, Wangsu explored opportunities for collaboration in freshwater aquaculture. Director of ICAR-CIFA, Dr PK Sahoo, assured support for aquaculture development and suggested a brainstorming session to develop a roadmap for the state.

Wangsu emphasized sustainable technologies for fisheries and assured the creation of a model fish village in Arunachal Pradesh. He sought cooperation with ICAR-CIFA to revolutionize fish promotion in the state.

Secretary of fisheries Hage Tari discussed the need for technology dissemination to improve aquaculture productivity and promote self-sustained aquaculture. The director of ICAR-CIFA committed to providing specialized training to farmers for a sustainable fishery sector in Arunachal Pradesh. Sahoo also presented ongoing research and extension programs aimed at promoting scientific fish cultivation.