The State government will drop Rs 75.80 lakh fish seed into lakes, ponds and water bodies in the State this year, Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has said. He also announced that it was decided to take up fish dropping and distribution program at Jayashankar Bhupalapally on July 31.
The minister conducted a high-level review meeting at the Secretariat here and discussed on the plan for helping fishermen by massive fish dropping program. He asked the officials to make suitable arrangements for the program and ensure that the local leaders are coordinated. The fish dropping program will be conducted simultaneously at Ghanpur lake and Ramappa lake under Mulug segment, he said.
The minister said it was decided to drop four crore fish seed in 23 reservoirs and water bodies in the district. The program, he said, will help uplift the fishermen like never before. The State government will also distribute subsidized vehicles to the fishermen by the end of August this year, he said.
The fishermen with membership in fishermen societies in the villages and districts will get the benefit of subsidize vehicles. Modalities have been formed and the district officials will select the beneficiaries and give them subsidy vehicles for transportation and marketing of fish produce. The markets were being constructed with facilities to ensure that the fishermen sell and benefit, Srinivas said. He also said the fishermen with membership will get benefited under the scheme.