Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a series of facilities like Wet Laboratory and Intensive Experimental Farm Facilities set up under the Centre-of-Excellence on Fisheries and Aquaculture Biotechnology during his visit at College of Fisheries, Lembucherra, Tripura under Central Agricultural University, Imphal in Manipur.
During his visit, he also inaugurated the exhibition pavilion showcasing various outreach accomplishments under DST and DBT funded projects.
While addressing a gathering of students, farmers, scholars, faculty, representative of various departments and academic as well as research institutes of the State, the minister appreciated the academic performance of the students of College of Fisheries. The minister advised the students to be proactive and try to contribute towards nation building in a worthy manner through out-of-the-box innovative thinking under the current scenario.
He also appreciated the outreach initiative of the college on Village Adoption and Mera Gaon Mera Gourav programme. Fish seed and aquafeed were distributed among 23 adopted farmers under the programme.