Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announces National Gopal Ratna Awards 2022


Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announced the National Gopal Ratna Awards 2022 today. The Award is conferred in three categories, namely,


  1. Best Dairy Farmer Rearing Indigenous Cattle/buffalo Breeds,
  2. Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT) and
  3. Best Dairy Cooperative/ Milk Producer Company/ Dairy Farmer Producer Organization).


After following due procedure, the Department of Animal Husbandry is hereby declaring the winners in each category as under:  








S. No.

Category

Name of the applicants selected

Rank







1.

Best Dairy farmer rearing indigenous cattle/buffalo breeds

  1. Sh.Jitendra Singh, Fatehabad, Haryana.
  2. Sh.Ravishankar Shashikant Sahasrabudhe, Pune, Maharashtra.
  3. Ms. Goyal Sonalben Naran, Kachchh, Gujarat.

1st




2nd






3rd





2.

Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)

  1. Sh. Gopal  Rana, Balangir, Odisha.
  2. Sh. Hari Singh, Ganganagar, Rajasthan
  3. Sh. Maachepalli Basavaiah, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh.



1st




2nd






 3rd









3.

Best Dairy Cooperative society/Milk Producer company/ Dairy Farmer producer organization

  1. Mananthavady Ksheerolpadaka Sahakarana Sangam Ltd, Wayanad, Kerala.
  2. Arakere Milk Producers Cooperative Society Ltd, Mandya, Karnataka.
  3. Mannargudi MPCS, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu



1st






2nd






   3rd




Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh for 1st rank, Rs. 3 lakh for 2nd rank and Rs. 2 lakh for 3rd rank along with a Certificate of merit and a memento in each category. The applications were invited through the online application portal i.e. https://awards.gov.in  developed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during 01.08.2022 to 10.10.2022. A total of 2412 applications were received.


The awards will conferred to the winners in a function being organized by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India on 26th November 2022 at Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad International convention Centre, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka as a part of National Milk day celebration 2022.




Background:


National Gopal Ratna Award  is one of the highest National Awards in the field of livestock and dairy sector, with an objective to recognize and encourage all individuals like Farmers rearing indigenous animals, AI Technicians and Dairy cooperative societies / Milk Producer Company / Dairy farmers Producers Organizations working in this sector.


Livestock sector is crucial to the Indian economy today, comprising one third of the agriculture and allied sector GVA and having over 8% CAGR. At the same time, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries activities play a significant role in generating farmer income, particularly among the landless, small and marginal farmers and women, besides providing cheap and nutritious food to millions of people.


Indigenous bovine breeds of India are robust and possess the genetic potential to play crucial role in the national economy. In the absence of a specific programme on development and conservation of indigenous breeds, their population has been declining and their performance is below the potential at present. Thus the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, had initiated “RashtriyaGokul Mission”, under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development in December 2014 with a view to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds.




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The Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (Agreement) at the WTO Ministerial meeting to prohibit subsidies from being provided for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfished stocks


The Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (Agreement) agreed at the recently concluded World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial meeting will prohibit subsidies from being provided for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfished stocks. Under the Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have been allowed a transition period of two years from the date of entry into force of this Agreement.  The Agreement also prohibits providing subsidies for fishing on high seas, which are outside the jurisdiction of coastal countries and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations/ Arrangements (RFMO/As).


As per the Agreement, no prohibition has been imposed on a WTO Member regarding granting or maintaining subsidy to its vessel or operator as long as it is not carrying out IUU. Similarly, no prohibition on providing subsidies has been imposed for fishing regarding overfished stocks as long as such subsidies are implemented to rebuild the stock to a biologically sustainable level.


 India’s stand is that we are one of the lowest fisheries subsidisers despite such a large population and one of the disciplined nations in sustainably harnessing the fisheries resources. India does not exploit the resources indiscriminately like other advanced fishing nations and India’s fisheries sector primarily depends on several millions of small-scale and traditional fishers. Therefore, those WTO Members who have provided huge subsidies in the past, and engaged in large-scale industrial fishing, which is responsible for the depletion of fish stocks, should take more obligations to prohibit subsidies based on the ‘polluter pay principle’ and ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’.  


The Agreement will eliminate the subsidies granted to fishing vessels or fishing operators engaged in IUU fishing. Such disciplining will check large-scale IUU fishing which deprives coastal countries like India of fisheries resources, thereby significantly impacting the livelihoods of our fishing communities. This Agreement also provides flexibility to extend subsidies concerning overfished stocks if measures are taken to rebuild fish stocks to a biologically sustainable level, which supports our fishing communities. Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries have been allowed Special and Differential Treatment, with no obligation to implement disciplines for a period of two years from the date of entry into force of the Agreement.


This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Canada – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will be joined by First Nations commercial fisheries enterprises to make an announcement

Nanaimo, B.C. – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, with representatives from Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP and SalPac Fisheries LP, will announce investments in 52 commercial fisheries projects that will benefit 117 First Nations communities across British Columbia. A media availability will follow.

Nanaimo, B.C. – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, with representatives from Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP and SalPac Fisheries LP, will announce investments in 52 commercial fisheries projects that will benefit 117 First Nations communities across British Columbia. A media availability will follow.

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Time:  11 a.m. PT

Location: St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse

242 Southside Drive

Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z5

NOTE: This will be an outdoor, in-person event. There is limited access due to COVID restrictions. Attendees must wear a mask at all times and provide a phone number for contact tracing. The event will include a Q&A media session. To register to attend the announcement, please indicate in advance by email: media.pac@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Parking: There is no parking at St. Jean’s Cannery. For parking, turn left at the Cannery off Southside Drive onto Cadillac Place. Turn left into the Island Scales parking area at 21 Cadillac Place. 

All current B.C. COVID health and safety protocols will be strictly followed.

Claire Teichman

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Tel: 604-679-5462

Claire.Teichman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Cold Water Fisheries


The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing a flagship scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) with a highest ever investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years with effect from 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all the States/Union Territories. PMMSY inter-alia provides support for promotion of cold water fisheries with a special focus on establishment of Trout Fish hatcheries, construction of raceways, inputs for Trout rearing units, construction of new ponds,, establishment of Recirculatory Aquaculture system(RAS), establishment of cages for culture of fish and also post-harvest infrastructure facilities. During 2020-21 and current financial year(2021-22), project proposals at a total outlay of Rs.19586.27 lakh have been approved for development of cold water fisheries including post- harvest development, transportation, promotion and branding facilities of Rainbow Trout. UT/State-wise details of proposals approved/funds released is furnished at Annexure-I.


UT/State-wise details of project proposals approved during 2020-21 and 2021-22 for development of Cold water fisheries under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.














Sl. No.

State/UT

Cumulative total


Project Cost

Total Fund


Released

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

1864.20

503.33

2.

Himachal Pradesh

4434.57

1135.44

3.

Jammu & Kashmir

5397.99

2028.05

4.

Ladakh

744.60

139.05

5.

Sikkim

2825.31

555.21

6.

Uttarakhand

4319.60

1830.01

Total

19586.27

6191.09








This information was given by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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Canada – World Fisheries Day Statement

Canada is a proud ocean nation, with three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. With a wealth of diverse marine ecosystems, the fishery has long been a vital force in the economy, culture and way of life for so many communities across the country. On World Fisheries Day, we remember our responsibility to our oceans—
to protect and regenerate their marine ecosystems, so they can continue to provide us with food, employment and opportunities for generations to come.

November 21, 2021

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada is a proud ocean nation, with three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. With a wealth of diverse marine ecosystems, the fishery has long been a vital force in the economy, culture and way of life for so many communities across the country. On World Fisheries Day, we remember our responsibility to our oceans—to protect and regenerate their marine ecosystems, so they can continue to provide us with food, employment and opportunities for generations to come.

That is why Fisheries and Oceans Canada continues to work with Indigenous partners, provinces and territories, industry, local communities, and other stakeholders to sustainably manage, protect, and restore our fish stocks and habitats from coast to coast to coast.

We have made meaningful progress with our partners, including strengthening Canada’s Fisheries Act, implementing stock rebuilding plans, combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, designating more marine protected areas, and removing harmful ghost gear from our oceans.

But there is more work to do.

Together, we will continue to develop a national Blue Economy Strategy that will help marine ecosystems thrive, advance research and measures to strengthen the ocean’s ability to sequester carbon and restore its biodiversity and abundance, and support the livelihoods that depend on ocean health. Through innovation, collaboration and partnerships, we will continue to regenerate, grow and conserve Canada’s fish and seafood sector in a way that places environmental stewardship above all else, to ensure that Canadians may keep fishing for many years to come.

Olivia McMackin 

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

343-571-9193

Olivia.McMackin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca