Union Minister visits Trout Rearing unit, Tangmarg

establishment of feed mill, Hatcheries, Ice plant etc under private sector in a big way besides upgradation and strengthening of Departmental Fish farms to exploit their full potential, he was informed. To improve the genetic vigour, growth rate and survival of Trout, the department is procuring 100 lakh of genetically improved eyed of Rainbow and Brown Trout under HADP.

Parshottam Rupala emphasized the need of adopting fish farming activity as it can contribute significantly in increasing the farmers’ income in J&K.

While describing the importance of Kashmir region as an epicenter for development of cold water fisheries, Union Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, various steps are being taken up by the Central Government for enhancing the productivity as well income of the fishers and special subsidy component has been kept for the Cold water states/UTs to attract more farmers for adopting this profitable venture.

Union Minister said that farmers would be made more resourceful through implementation of various schemes for marketing of Trout and also for its export to other states to get remunerative prices for their produce.

Appreciating the Department of Fisheries, he said that J&K is the leader in production of Trout and successful implementation of various centrally and UT Sponsored schemes and proposed technological interventions underHADP clearly reflects the pro-farmer approach of the present government in the UT.

Mohammad Farooq Dar, Director Fisheries, Purnima Mittal, Director Animal Husbandry, Kashmir and other senior officers of the department were present on the occasion.


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