Sri. Yashpal A. Suvarna
The coastal region is rich in sea wealth, in the form of fisheries. Karnataka is blessed with an extensive coastline which is known for its excellent fisheries potential. The state has a large fisherman community which depends on fishing for livelihood. These people belong to traditional fishing communities and most of them lack the education and financial backing to compete effectively in the modern commercial scenario.
S.K. & Udupi District Co-operative Fish Marketing Federation Ltd., was formed in the year 1954 in order to help these people by providing financial, technical and community-level assistance.
India has made tremendous progress in the post Independence era. Our Federation has played an active role in helping the traditional fisherman communities to keep pace with the contemporary developments by directly engaging with them and training them in modern methods of fishing and also by assisting them to derive better returns for their catch. Our Banking Division, which was started recently has come as a boon to them in managing their economic life in a profitable and stress free manner.
It has been my privilege to serve as the President of this august body and it is my dream to make a difference to the organization and its beneficiaries. I have tried to lead the Federation towards a better future for all by embracing progressive vision and modern outlook. Scientific perspective, technological prowess, humane approach and efforts for conservation and optimization of resources for the betterment of the organization and its people have been the focal points of my inclusive vision.
I solicit everyone’s goodwill and co-operation in making the Federation a force to reckon with in the years to come.
Yashpal A. Suvarna