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Odisha: Dora flexes his co-op muscle, organizes a high-voltage event November 26,2019   |  Source: Indian Cooperatives

According to a delayed news coming to Indian Cooperative desk, Odisha Fisheries Cooperative Corporation (FISHFED) organized a high voltage event on the occasion of the 66th All Indian Cooperative Week-2019 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar. The event was attended by Agriculture Minister and Farmers Empowerment Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo and Minister of Cooperation Ranendra Pratap Swain and others.

Hundreds of farmers associated with the fishery sector across the state were the part of the function. National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Chief Executive Officer N. Satyanarayan and Fishcopfed MD B.K. Mishra were present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Sahoo urged the youth of the state to be involved in the Fisheries Sector, which is growing in a big way. The Minister announced that Odisha is exporting fish worth Rs.3100 crore and there is huge scope in the sector. The minister said there are 65000 Panchayat Ponds out of which 20 Percent will be handed over to Self Help Groups (SHG) for fish farming.

Sahoo further added that over 14 lakh people are engaged in the Fisheries Sector and a large scale change is taking place in the fisheries sector through Cooperatives. Minister Cooperation and Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain said the

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