March 22, 2023

Chandigarh. On World Fisheries Day, Punjab’s Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar has appealed to the farmers of the state to increase their sources of income by adopting fisheries as a subsidiary profession of agriculture. He said that the government is providing 40 percent subsidy for adopting fish farming, which farmers should take maximum advantage of.

Congratulating the fish and prawn farmers of the state on the occasion of World Fisheries Day being celebrated across the world on November 21, the cabinet minister said that the Punjab government is committed to provide all possible assistance to further expand fisheries in the state. . Bhullar said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the state is making steady progress in the field of fisheries and special emphasis is being laid on development of infrastructure for fisheries and increasing fish production in the state. He informed that a total area of ​​43,691 acres of Punjab is under fish farming, out of which 1,89,647 tonnes of fish is being produced.

He told that shrimp farming is being done in the areas affected by beans and salt water and zero income of Punjab, which has proved successful in increasing the income of the farmers. He told that at present, shrimp farming is being done in a total area of ​​1200 acres.

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Fisheries Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar informed that 15 government fish seed farms are functional in Punjab to provide quality fish seed to the fish farmers while another new government fish seed farm is being prepared at village Kilyanwali district Fazilka. He told that for clean marketing of fish, a wholesale-cum-retail government fish market is running in Ludhiana and another new fish market is under construction in Patiala, which will be started soon.

He informed that the total amount of the project has been provided by the government to the beneficiaries for different projects of fish farming such as preparing new ponds for fish/prawn culture, setting up of RAS and bifloc systems, setting up of fish feed mills and purchase of fish transport vehicles etc. 40 percent subsidy is being given on the cost. He appealed to the farmers to apply immediately in the concerned offices of their respective districts to take maximum advantage of these schemes of the government.

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