The Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, has conferred Odisha with the prestigious ‘Best Marine State’ award.
A prize money comprising of Rs 10 lakh will be awarded by the department on the occasion of World Fisheries Day November 21. Apart from this, Kalahandi district of Odisha has won the ‘Best Inland District’ award which comprises o Rs 3 lakh.
Another good news for Odisha is, on October 11 the Golden beach in Puri was accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ certification by the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark. This certification is provided to the cleanest beaches in the world.