State to sign fish deal with Andhra
HYDERABAD: Meghalaya will soon sign a deal with Andhra Pradesh on fish sent by the southern State, Minister for Fisheries and Urban Affairs, Founder S Cajee told reporters here on Tuesday.
Cajee is on a tour of the major fish producing state along with Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
Cajee said he had a fruitful discussion with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart K Parthasarathi on Pisciculture and the quantum of fish being supplied to Meghalaya.
“Very soon an MoU will be signed to benefit the people of both the states,” Cajee said, adding that he will be visiting Andhra Pradesh again shortly along with a team of officials to sign the MoU.
According to Fisheries Department officials, the consumers are paying more in Meghalaya whereas the farmers in Andhra Pradesh are getting less. In this back drop, to rectify such anomalies and to provide benefit to both the states, the MoU is proposed.
Further, it is also contemplated to improve the packing quality as the time taken at present to transport the fish is around 10 days, according to an official release.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has said Hyderabad has become a major centre for health services and eventually becoming a hub of all major activities.
Dr Sangma along with his Cabinet colleague, Minister for Fisheries and Urban Affairs F S Cajee paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister K Rosaiah at camp office here on .
Meghalaya Chief Minister said the Northeastern states do not have good medical institutions and the people have to go to far away places like Delhi and some of them are even coming to Hyderabad.
”We are looking forward to get some of these expert medical teams to expand in our region,” he said. He himself had a check up yesterday at the prestigious Asian Institute of Gastroenteritis in the city, he said and appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister for developing the State in all fronts.
”You are known as a leader of high stature and a man of principles and we are sure that Andhra Pradesh will progress under your experienced leadership,” the Meghalaya Chief Minister said.
Interacting with Dr Sangma, Dr Rosaiah said Andhra Pradesh has emerged as knowledge-driven skill-based and high-value investments destination, particularly in Information Technology (IT) sector and attracting many a global investors.
”We are first among the best in many sectors. We have the best infrastructural facilities, most attractive industrial policy, lowest power tariff, abundant natural resources and vast skilled and unskilled human resources, Dr Rosaiah said.
Elaborating the health scheme, ‘Rajiv Arogyasri’ initiated by the former Chief Minister, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister said even a poor patient suffering from chronic disease can avail free corporate hospital treatment up to Rs two lakhs, which is unique in the country. (UNI)’
Source: The Shillong Times