RAHA, Jan 12 - Despite the negligence shown by the Government as well as the Department of Fisheries, the Government-owned Jongal Balahu Garh Fish and Fish Seed Farm, the biggest fish farm in the Northeast established in 1954, is planning to sell local fish varieties at affordable rates on the Magh Bihu uruka day.
Like in the previous years, this year too, the fish farm is going to sell different species of local fish at reasonable rates on the uruka day on its premises from 8 am to 3 pm.
Talking to this correspondent, Jagadish Bhuyan, in-charge of the fish farm, said, �Although we have been facing a lot of problems, we never fail to give the people of Assam the taste of local fish during Bihu days. We sell varieties of local fish on the uruka day to stop unscrupulous fish traders from charging exorbitant prices from consumers in the market.�
It is pertinent to mention here that against selling of 20 quintals of local fish last year on the Magh Bihu uruka day, the farm is expecting to sell 25 to 30 quintals this year. The prices of local fish range between Rs 80 and Rs 200 per kg depending upon the fish variety and weight, which have already been fixed by the farm.