Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002

News
Features
Stocks
Port Info
Archives

Group Sites

Agri-Biz & Commodities - Aquaculture
Government - Policy


Plea to expedite aquaculture Bill

Our Bureau

VIJAYAWADA, Feb. 25

THE Union Government should expedite the passage of the Aquaculture Authority Bill to pave the way for regulated, sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector, Mr V. Sobhanadreeswara Rao, the Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister, has said.

He was addressing a meeting of aqua experts, farmers and officials after inaugurating the three-day Indian Aquaculture Expo-2002 here on Monday morning.

The Minister said the Supreme Court judgement had dealt a blow to the sector and the Union Government, after obtaining a stay, had introduced the Aquaculture Authority Bill but it had not been passed though years had elapsed.

``It is not a desirable state of affairs and the bill should be passed with clear-cut rules and regulations and scientific guidelines for promoting the sector. Otherwise, it will grow haphazardly.''

Mr Sobhanadreeswara Rao said 75,000 hectares of land had been brought under aquaculture in the State. He said MPEDA should give all technical and financial support to these farmers rather than concentrating only on the processors and hatcheries.

He said the hatcheries in the State were not supplying quality, disease-free seed to the farmers and the latter were losing heavily on that count.

Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Stories in this Section
Plea to expedite aquaculture Bill


AP gutkha ban leads to panic arecanut sales
Supply crunch peps up rubber
Orthodox tea output heading `North'
CTCs firm at Kochi sale
HC stays Incoserve broker selection
CTCs in demand at Guwahati sale
Southern stands out in a crowd
ITC ready to export rice in a big way
Plan to improve cotton quality
Oilseed, vegoil sectors anxious about Budget
US co Cargill plans edible oil refinery at Paradip site
Cardamom up


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Copyright 2002, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line