JAMMU: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli has said that the Department of Fisheries has made a step forward towards e-governance by way of providing e-booking facility of trout permits to public.
An app has been uploaded on the Portal of Department of Fisherieswww.jkfisheries.in by the minister here on Tuesday at Civil Secretariat Jammu. The app has been developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Ministry of Communication and Information & Technology (CDAC) through Information Technology Department, J&K.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that e-booking will facilitate locals as well as foreign anglers. He further said that the app will also facilitate the anglers about beat locations along with map anywhere in the state where the anglers desire fishing. He said after booking from anywhere in the world “the angler will receive an SMS alert automatically”.
The minister said that the department was issuing these permits for around 250 trout beats at Directorate of Fisheries, Srinagar but “now with the launch of online service an angler can book an angling beat well in advance from anywhere on the globe”. He said the trout angling beats of Kashmir are famous worldwide and Kashmir is known as ‘Anglers Paradise’.
He said that the Kashmir trout, brown and rainbow are world renowned sport fishes which attract number of anglers to Kashmir from India and abroad. He said that facility besides promoting tourism in the state will also help in revenue generation to a great extent.