JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Friday directed fisheries department to explore the possibilities for harnessing the rich fish potential from water resources in district Rajouri.
The minister said this while chairing a joint meeting of officers of fisheries department and district administration Rajouri, convened to review the present status of various developmental works taken up in the district to boost fisheries sector, an official handout read.
The meeting was also attended by DDC Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director Fisheries, RN Pandita, Director Tribal Affairs, Rafiq Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Ab Qayoom Mir, Executive Engineer Rajouri, Sadeeq Ahmad Wani and other concerned officers.
According to the handout, work on construction of mini hatchery was coming up at a cost of Rs 30 lakh at Rakiban in Darhal constituency. Rs 15 lakh has been released for its completion, it read.
The minister directed the concerned officers to release the balance amount for its early completion so that people could avail benefits from it.
The minister directed officers to complete the timely remodelling process of Phalni Survey Hut in a time bound manner.
Director fisheries informed the minister that remodeling work on the Phalni hut coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 30.47lakh was going on. He said an amount of Rs 25 lakh has been incurred on the hut so far.
The minister directed to make the hut unique with elegant ceiling interior design and set 31st December 2017 the deadline for its completion.
With regard to the macadamisation of link roads at Phalni, an amount of Rs 41 lakh has been incurred on the road which will be macadamised shortly.
Zulfkar Ali directed the concerned officers of fisheries, R&B and district administration Rajouri to beautify the embankments of river Ans naming it Ans Trout stream, because of its potential of trout rearing, the handout further read.
The minister also directed the authorities to setup a unique amusement park at Kotranka for which an amount of Rs 20 lakh would be provided by the minister.
He directed the director fisheries to send detailed specification to the District Development Commissioner Rajouri for its further action, the handout added.