BANDIPORA: A training programme on fish farming organized by Fisheries Department Bandipora was held today at ShokBaba fish farm under centrally sponsored Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Khursheed Ahmad Sanai presided over the function which was also attended by Assistant Director Fisheries, Nodal officer ISM, Experts and a good number of progressive farmers of the district.
During the programme, various experts acquainted the participants with latest practices and innovations about fish farming for increase in fish production. They were also sensitized about the existing schemes of the Department launched for the welfare of fish farming community.
On the occasion, the ADC appealed unemployed youth to avail benefits of the various welfare schemes of the Government and said that fish farming sector can provide employment and entrepreneurship avenues to youth.
Earlier, a detailed presentation highlighting progress of the fisheries Department under ATMA scheme was made before the audience. It was said that the Department established 58 carp and trout units in private sector under RKVY, while as under newly launched blue revolution scheme Fish units were setup, besides bicycles and auto-rickshaws were provided to fishermen of the district.