By TC News Desk
Agartala: November 21. Fisheries Minister Premkumar Reang today said that the government has taken up new schemes to make the state self-sufficient in fisheries.
“The government has taken up new schemes to make the state self-sufficient in fisheries. New reservoirs are being dug to expand the fishery area. Modern technology is being used in fisheries to increase production”, said Premkumar while inaugurating the state-wide World Fisheries Day celebrations at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel today.
On the occasion, the Fisheries Minister said that the cage culture tank has been constructed to improve the socio-economic status of the people living in the vicinity of Dumbur reservoir.
One tank can produce about 1000 kg of fish per year. He said that per capita fish production in the state is 19.46 kilograms. “The state government and fisheries department have taken multi-pronged programs to meet the remaining deficit. Rs 26 crore have been received from NABARD for fish production by biofloc method. It is currently in progress”, he said.
He said that the state government is trying to advance those who are backward in the society. The Fisheries Minister said that recently the State’s projects were highlighted at the National Fish Conference in New Delhi. Union Fisheries Minister Parashottam Rupala has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the development of fisheries and reservoir infrastructure in the state.