BANDIPORA: An awareness-cum-training programme organized by Fisheries Department under National Fisheries Development Board (NAFD) was held here for fish farm holders of the district to aware them of various Government sponsored schemes aimed to give flip to fisheries sector.
Legislator Usman Majeed, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Deputy Director Fisheries, Experts from Fisheries Department and a large number of progressive farmers participated in the camp. During the programme, the experts sanitized the participants about technical knowhow and latest practices in fish farming.
Speaking on the occasion, the legislator appealed the fishermen to avail benefits from various schemes devised for upliftment of socio-economic conditions and welfare of people associated with this sector. He said Bandipora is bestowed with natural water resources as such unemployed youth should venture in this sector which has profitable market value all along the year.
Earlier, Assistant Director Fisheries while highlighting the activities of the Department in the district said that 2297 fishermen are presently registered with the Department who are being provided various incentives from time to time.
He said that 10 low cost houses have been constructed for houseless fishermen families at a cost of Rs 7.50 lakh this fiscal, while as nylon twine thread is being provided to 341 fishermen shortly free of cost. He said 5 carp and Trout fish ponds at a cost of Rs 9.30lakh have been constructed in private sector during the current fiscal at 100 percent subsidy.