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Punjab witnesses increase in area under fish farming : Khudian

July 09, 2024 06:33 PM
Punjab witnesses increase in area under fish farming : Khudian

Fisheries Minister extends greeting to fish/shrimp farmers on National Fish Farmers' Day
Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, July 9-
In a significant step towards blue revolution in the state, CM Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Govt has succeeded in increasing the area under fish farming by 1942 acres during the FY 2023-24, revealed Punjab Fisheries Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian. The area has increased from 42,031 acres to 43,973 acres in one year.
Giving all the credits for this achievement to the fish farmers, Khudian extended his greetings to all the fish & shrimp farmers of state on the eve of National Fish Farmers' Day. He further informed that the state govt has been providing quality fish seed from 16 govt fish seed farms at subsidized rates to the fish farmers. "For the convenience of the shrimp farmers, services are being provided at the Demonstration Farm-cum-Training Center located at village Ena Khera in district Sri Muktsar Sahib”, he added.
The Govt has also provided self-employment to 450 beneficiaries by disbursing a subsidy of approximately Rs 25 crores. Notably, the National Fish Farmers' day is observed in memory of renowned scientists Professor Dr. Hiralal Chaudhary and Dr. K.H. Alikunhi. They brought a revolution in the field of Indian fisheries by carrying out induced breeding of carp fish for the first time in India on July 10, 1957.

 
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