BANDIPORA: Member Legislative Assembly from Bandipora Constituency, Usman Majeed handed over keys of special load carriers with ice boxes to four registered fishermen during a function held here on Saturday, an official press note read.
According to the press note, the function was organised by Assistant Director Fisheries Bandipora under newly introduced Blue Revolution Scheme, under which load carriers are being provided on 80 percent subsidy to the beneficiaries for carrying fish from Wullar Lake to market sites.
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that the scheme has been launched to revive the fisheries sector and to induce interest of youth of the fishermen community towards the sector. He said the selection of the beneficiaries was made on basis of draw of lots, the press note added.
He stressed upon the beneficiaries to make the best use of these load carriers. He said that fisheries is a big income source of the fishermen community comprising 2256 registered fishermen in the district.