Srinagar: To felicitate easy marketing and advance market reach of their fish catch, the Minister of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli on Saturday provided two load carries to beneficiaries from Dal lake area.
The load carriers were given under the GoI sponsored flagship scheme of Blue Revolution in presence of Director Fisheries, RN Pandita, Joint Director Fishries- Territorial Kashmir, MA Mir, Joint Director Fisheries-Projects BA Bhat and Chief Project Officer Fisheries Gagribal MM Bazaz.
The department, so far has provided 20 such load carriers have to the community members across the state.
The department is providing benefits under different schemes to the fishing community members to improve their socio economic community.
The schemes include, providing tool kits, insurance cover, housing needs, providing of bicycles to the members besides other relevant fishing gears for them.
The Blue Revolution also aims to achieve economic prosperity of fishermen and fish farmers and to contribute towards food and nutritional security through optimum utilization of water resources for fisheries development in a sustainable manner, keeping in view the bio-security and environmental concerns.