Distributes bicycles to fishermen, disburses Rs 25 lacs for new fish market at Hazratbal
SRINAGAR: Minister of State (MoS) for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash on Tuesday said that the traditional fish markets would be developed in Srinagar under Smart City Proposal, an official press note read.
The minister said this during the distribution of bicycles to 50 fishermen of Dal Lake under Blue Revolution Scheme at Nigeen Club. The function was organized by J&K Fisheries Department.
According to the press note, Asiea said that fish markets were the part of our tradition and names of different places were given on the fish culture like Gada Kocha, Gadihainzpora , Gadi Bazar, etc.
“Fishermen played an important role in our culture and government will develop traditional fish markets in the Srinagar under Smart City Proposal so that tourists are attracted towards different varieties of fishes especially Trout and also know the life style of fishermen residing in Dal Lake and Anchar Lake,” she said.
J&K Fisheries Department was directed to identify appropriate places in the city for the development of traditional fish markets under Smart City Proposal.
The minister said that government was committed to distribute every welfare scheme to the downtrodden people especially fishermen. She said affordable houses were already provided to 119 fishermen of Dal Lake.
For the rehabilitation of fishermen, the MoS disbursed Rs 25 lakhs under SADP (Special Area Development Programme) to the JKLAWDA (Jammu and Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority) to develop new fish market at Hazratbal with the expert guidance from J&K Fisheries Department, further read the press note.
Asiea also visited Trout Fish Farm Dachigam and took stock of Rainbow and Brown Trout Fish rearing on scientific lines.
During the current year, 5 lakh seeds of Carp variety were dropped in the Dal Lake at different locations which would boost the fish production in the lake, the note added.
She directed fisheries department to provide each and every logistic support and welfare schemes to the fishermen so that their livelihood would be enhanced.