LUDHIANA leads in promoting fishery: DC

Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana Rahul Tiwari. Ludhiana, June 4, 2013:     Ludhiana is a leading district of the state in promoting the Fishery as an agricultural allied activity in a big way. Disclosing this here today, the Deputy Commissioner...

LUDHIANA leads in promoting fishery: DC

Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana Rahul Tiwari.

Ludhiana, June 4, 2013:     Ludhiana is a leading district of the state in promoting the Fishery as an agricultural allied activity in a big way.

Disclosing this here today, the Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari informed that the three farmers of the district Darshan Singh, Kanwaljit Singh Sidhu and Rajvinderpal Singh had won the National Award for their remarkable performance in developing their fish farms thus promoting fish culture in the state.

He said that to further boost fishery business, the Punjab Fisheries Department had chalked out a comprehensive plan to established Rs. 3 crore ultramodern fish market at Ludhiana in collaboration with National Fish Development Board. He further said that to facilitate the fish farmers, this upcoming fish market would be equipped with the modern facilities like an ice factory, chilling room, water harvest, water treatment plant, a rest house and an office.

Tiwari said that the department had already established a fish seed farm at village Mohi in the district to provide adequate quality fish seed to the farmers running fishery business in the surrounding areas. He said that this centre had supplied fish seed of Rs. 25.04 lac to the fish farms at subsidized rates during the year 2012-13. He also informed that with the concerted efforts of the district administration about 860.80 hectare area had been brought under fishery during 2012-13 and about  5183 tones fish had been produced against the target of 4840 tones thereby providing new hopes to the farmers for diversification. The state government had provided Rs. 43.50 lac loan through different banks under various subsidized schemes to the beneficiaries for carrying out the fishery activities like digging of fish tanks, added Tiwari besides the state government was also providing technical training to the farmers in this trade through its short duration unique technical courses.

Assistant Director Fisheries Vidiya Sagar appealed the farmers to adopt fishery as an agriculture allied business to earn more and added that for this purpose their office was providing fulsome support and guidance to all the interested farmers. 

Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013