Thursday, June 30, 2022

CS sets 3 lakh ton target for state fishery department

Ranchi: Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma on Thursday directed the state fishery department officials to conduct a study of water reservoirs and prepare a report to ascertain how much fish can be produced and stockpiled to promote fish production. She asked them to take the assistance of Ďfishery friendsí (matsyamitras) and make a portal of water bodies in which MIS entry of all water reservoirs should be ensured.

The CS said that fisheries production should be targeted as per national consumption and dependence on Bengal should be minimized. The department officials said that against 1500 crore of fish production in 2017-18, 869 crore fish seeds have been produced and stocked by fisheries officers.

Against training 10,000 fish seed producers, 8059 people have been trained and registered. At the same time, districts have been asked to produce 3 lakh metric ton of fish. The CS asked the officials to pay the honorarium to fishery friends through DBT. She stressed on the completion of Aadhar seeding of all fishery friends by 5th July. She also ordered the appointment of MIS manager and data entry officer.

The department officials informed the CS that place and beneficiaries have been selected for the construction of 120 hatcheries under cluster approach. Work on 65 hatcheries has been started and their photographs are being uploaded on the departmentís website. Apart from this, RKVY has proposed to make 120 hatcheries.

Its process will be completed in 2-3 week time. Moreover, places are being found for construction of 120 hatcheries. 200 spots have been selected for river fish farming.

Fisheries Secretary Pooja Singhal, Director Rajeev Kumar and other officials were also present at the meeting.

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