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Assam : Unused School Plots To Soon Turn Into Fish Breeding Centres

As a part of project Amrit Sarovar, state education department has decided to convert vacant school lands into fish breeding centres

Assam : Unused School Plots To Soon Turn Into Fish Breeding Centres

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Dec 2022 6:32 AM GMT

GUWAHATI : As part of the state's Mission Amrit Sarovar project, state education department is now ready to convert unused school plots into fish breeding centres. The unused school campuses in the state will be a habitat of the water bodies.

The Mission Amrit Sarovar project's prime goal is to preserve water resources for the future generations, and promote fish farming as an extra source of income. Assam government has already initiated steps towards this mission and advised all the state run schools to identify vacant plots that are under their ownership.

These vacant plots will be used to make a lake or to create Amrit Sarovar. The secretary of the state school education department, Bijoya Choudhury, recently discharged a letter to the directors of secondary and eliminatory institutions to point out such land in a motive to dig up ponds to carry out the project soon.

It is mentioned in the letter that, the directors should instruct the district education authorities proceed towards the concerned additional DCs as soon as possible.

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also awaits to review the report. In order to accelerate the Amrit Sarovar tasks, the education department has sought the position of the land report that available with schools.

Assam reportedly has 4,795 number of unpicked sites under the project. 1,866 locations are already under work. However, it has come to notice that the task in only 36 locations have completed. Amrit Sarovar project was launched on 24th April, 2022.

This was initiated by PM Narendra Modi with a view to eradicate water crisis in the nation. It aimed to construct 75 Amrit Sarovars in every district of India. This initiative was undertaken as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Along with the prime goal to erase the issue of water crisis, the initiative will also facilitate in the rural economy growth by the construction of Amrit Sarovars for various purposes.

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