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DDC G’bal flags-off 20 Progressive Fish Farmers under ATMA

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GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 22: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, today flagged off 20 progressive fish farmers including a women entrepreneur on exposure visit under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), here today from the premises of Mini Secretariat, DC Office Complex Ganderbal.

Assistant Director Fishries, Ganderbal, Ghulam Jeelani Pandith, District Information Officer, Ganderbal, Riyaz Fazili, and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.

On the occasion, the DDC Ganderbal interacted with the farmers and urged then to expand their units and promote fish culture in the district. He assured the farmers that the district administration will provide every facility including marketing facilities to boot the sector.

The tour will enable the farmers to get acquainted with the latest fish farm techniques, he said and urged the farmers to make best of the training and demonstrations.

It was informed that 108 private fish farming units including 55 Trout units and 53 Carp units are operative in the district.

Under the Blue Revolution Scheme, the department provides rupees 80 thousand for construction of Trout unit and Rs one lakh input cost for feed, seed and equipment while for construction of carp unit 42 thousand are provided as construction cost and rupees nine thousand as input cost.

On the occasion, the AD Fisheries said that the touring farmers will be will be visiting the Trout Fish Farm Laribal, Trout Farm Harwan, Fish Farm cum demonstration center Pandach and other progressive units in Srinagar.

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