Silchar, July 9: Deputy Commissioner Cachar Keerthi Jalli IAS ceremonially distributed fish feeds and lime among 83 fish farmers at Borjalenga under Dholai constituency in Cachar on Friday.
A release issued from DDIPR Barak Valley region informed that under the second instalment of the World Bank's APART project for the year 2020-21, fish meal and lime were distributed to 83 beneficiaries from four farmer groups in Borjalenga block and Tapang block.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said ' today Assam is self-sufficient in fish production with the special initiative of State Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya. "I must appreciate the efforts taken by the recipient beneficiaries to make themselves self-reliant and now is the right time for fish production and these essential items will play a very important role in increasing fish production. The use of modern technology will greatly help in fish production,"she added.
Jalli urged upon all the beneficiaries to take interest in fish production as well as to implement the fish feed received by all the beneficiaries in their own way. Earlier,Rafiqul Haque, the District Fisheries Officer, Cachar urged the progressive fish farmers to take proper advantage of the various projects being transformed by the State government.
While mentioning about the various initiatives taken by the government he said that Biofloc, Motorcycle with ice box, E Rickshaw with ice box and cycle with icebox are being given under Pradhan Mantri Matshya Sampada Yojana to reduce the post harvesting loss of fishes as a result fish farmers income will be increased.
He further informed that 35 fisherman houses were provided to the fishermen in a bid to improve their living conditions and hygienic facilities under the Blue Revolution project. He said that the new generation youths must take interest in fish farming for self reliance and sustenance. Subudh Das, Block president, Borjalenga Development Block, highlighted the landmark initiatives including various schemes of the Fisheries Department headed by Minister Parimal Suklabaidya. Referring to the project "Ghare Ghare pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maach '' which has already been launched across the state, Das informed that in the near future, the youth of the society will become self-sufficient in fish production.
In order to increase the interest of the fish farmers in Borjalenga block, a project like bio-floc has started with the introduction of high quality fish production projects like the re-circulatory aquaculture system (RAS) which has been made possible only by the Minister Parimal Suklabaidya who is also the MLA from Dholai assembly constituency. Ashok Pal Choudhary, Engineer of APART and other distinguished persons attended the event.