RAHA, Jan 10 � 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 India 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 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Talking to this correspondent, Amir Ali Ahmed, in-charge of the fish farm, said, �Although we have been facing a lot of problems, including shortage of manpower to look after the farm and the Government�s indifferent attitude, 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.�
Following its success in selling of 27 quintals of local fish last year on the Magh Bihu uruka day, the farm is expecting to sell 32 to 40 quintals this year. The prices of local fish range between Rs 60 and Rs 150 per kg depending upon the fish variety and weight, which have already been fixed by the farm.