Jammu Tawi, November 25
Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli today inspected Fish Farm, Nowabad here. He also laid foundation of Inspection Hut at the said Fish Farm. The Hut is being constructed by the Fisheries Department at an estimated cost of Rs 78 lakh.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the Government is committed to upgrade the fisheries sector in the State. He said several initiatives have been taken in this regard and the unemployed youth and other interested persons are being given full support by the Government to set up fish farms for income generation.
Briefing the Minister about the activities of the Fisheries Department, the officers informed him that 952 carp and 388 trout units have been established in private sector in the State while 51 trout and 19 carp farms are functional in the Government sector.
He was informed that Fry seed is being distributed among the farmers as per the requirement. He was also informed during the current year the department has produced 6.20 lakh Fry at Nowabad Farm which was passed on to other districts for further distribution among the unit holders.
Kohli also instructed the concerned Executing Agencies to speed up the pace of work on the construction of Farm Hut and complete the project with a period of one year. He also asked them to make judicious use of funds and standard material to ensure quality of work.