2,000 Fish Ponds Recommended For Fish Production By Assam Govt
The creation of 2,000 fish ponds has been recommended by the Assam government under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
Guwahati: In an effort to make the state self-sufficient in the production of fish, Assam Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that the state must aim to create 2,000 ponds under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
In an official release, the state government announced that the ponds will measure one hectare each.
In consultation with the deputy commissioners and district fisheries development officers, the Fisheries Joint Secretary cum Director MK Debnath has been asked to find out the area of land required by the Assam Fisheries Minister Suklabaidya.
A detailed report on the progress of the work done within two months has been ordered by Suklabaidya, as per sources.
In regard to the availability of land for the proposed ponds, Director MK Debnath said that a survey has been conducted on a preliminary level in different districts.
Earlier in January, a total of 22 different fishery schemes were launched by the Nagaon Fishery Department in different parts of the district to improve the production of fish. The schemes included construction of huge fisheries, upgradation of existing low-lying areas and installation of fish feed mills.
With more than 35,000 MT production per year, Nagaon is at the top of the list of fish producing districts in the State. With more than 35,000 MT production per year, Nagaon is at the top of the list of fish producing districts in the State.