Boats under ‘Blue Revolution’ distributed in G’bal

Boats under ‘Blue Revolution’ distributed in G’bal
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GANDERBAL: In order to boost the livelihood of fishermen, Department of Fisheries Ganderbal on Saturday organised a draw of lots function at National Fish Seed Farm Manasbal for the selection of self-help groups for distribution of four fibreglass fishing boats under the ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme.
Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Ganderbal, N A Baba, who was the chief guest on the occasion, was informed that the department also offered other schemes including financial assistance for the construction of houses to the fishermen, a handout read.
“The department also provides nylon twine to fishermen to fabricate their nets, financial assistance for construction of trout and carp fish pounds, transportation facility in the shape of auto rickshaws and bicycles for carrying the fish catch to the market for sale,” it read.
ADDC also stocked the common carp fingerlings in Manasbal Lake to increase the fish production of the common carp in the lake, it added.