GANDERBAL: In order to boost the livelihood of fishermen, Department of Fisheries Ganderbal on Monday distributed 40 bicycles among the registered fishermen of different areas of Ganderbal district, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Piyush Singla and Assistant Director Fisheries Ganderbal, Manzoor Samoon distributed bicycles among the 40 beneficiaries, under the centrally sponsored scheme “Blue Revolution.”
the DDC said that the scheme was aimed to facilitate better post-harvesting handling and help fishermen widen their area of marketing, the press note read.
Speaking on this occasion, Assistant Director (AD) Fisheries said all the registered fishermen would be covered under the scheme. He said the bicycles would help the fishermen in marketing which in turn would boost their trade and to improve their livelihood.
He said that the department was providing other schemes including monetary help for the construction of their houses to the fishermen. In addition, the AD said to uplift the community the department is also providing nylon twine to fishermen to fabricate their nets, financial assistance for construction of trout and carp fish pounds, the press note added.