POONCH: For development and promotion of fisheries sector in the Poonch, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Tariq Ahmad Zargar on Monday called for putting in coordinated efforts. He was speaking at a function organised by the Department of Fisheries to create awareness about the schemes of the department, an official handout read.
DDC also distributed 20 bicycles under “Blue Revolution” among identified farmers/fisherman as logistic support to them, so that they can “easily move from fish farms to market and sell fish in a hassle-free manner”.
The DDC said, “Blue Revolution” scheme is aimed at recognising the potential and possibilities in the fishing sector by unlocking latent potential to increase production three-fold and doubling the fisherman income by 2020.”
He asked the farmers to come forward and take benefit under the scheme by building fish ponds to increase carp or trout culture in the state by applying best innovative method, the handout read.