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Trout farming is picking up in Jammu and Kashmir as an economic activity of farmers and various schemes of the government are helping the youth to establish their own farms.

Recently the Union Minister for waterways visited Trout Fish Farm Mammer where he inspected the facilities available in various units like raceways, circular pond, stocking pond, ova house, indoor rearing hatchery, trout feed mill, recreational fish pond and anglers lodge.

He briefed about the activities and facilities available within the farm like breeding and rearing of rainbow trout fish, sale and distribution of rainbow trout seed to private fish farmers and departmental units, training of private fish farmers regarding trout fish culture practices, facilities for demonstration of hatchery practices to students, research scholars, and private fish farmers besides demonstration of various centrally sponsored schemes to young entrepreneurs.

He was informed that the rearing capacity of the farm is 0.25 lakh and hatching capacity is 4 lakh.

He inaugurated a three-day First Aid/BLS training workshop at Sonamarg in view of Sonamarg Winter Preparedness and keeping the tourist destination spot open during winters.

He was apprised by CMO Ganderbal about the significance of First Aid/BLS Training which is the first if its kind being conducted in Sonamarg keeping in view the opening of Sonamarg to all weather tourist destinations.


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