Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB): It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It is going to establish fish cryobanks in different parts of India in collaboration with National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR). Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrectIt was established in 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Now, it works under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: NFDB and the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) will establish fish cryobanks in different parts of the country. 
  • This would be the first time in the world when Fish Cryobanks will be established, enhancing fish production and increasing prosperity among the fish farmers. 

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