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National Fish Farmers’ Day celebrated in Sivasagar

DC Aditya Vikram Yadav distributes fish seed collecting cycles, highlights role of fish producers

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HT Correspondent

SIVASAGAR, July 10: Along with the rest of the country, National Fish Farmers’ Day 2024 was observed at the District Fishery Development Office, Jaysagar on Wednesday. Aditya Vikram Yadav, DC, Sivasagar, attended the meeting and distributed cycles fitted with fish seed collecting boxes to the beneficiaries. The function was also attended by Jyoti Prabhat Duwora, district fishery officer, Manoj Kumar Borthakur, senior journalist, Pranjal Kr Das, SDFO, Nazira, Biplov Kar, and a large number of fish producers from Sivasagar and Charaideo districts.

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Jyoti Prabhat Duwora spoke on the importance of the day and urged the farmers to consult the department’s resource persons in developing a fishery project. Presiding over the meeting, Manoj Kumar Borthakur said that the fish producers in the country played a key role in making India the third-highest fish-producing country after China and the Philippines. They have been providing vitally important food nutrients in the form of fish to the common people.

Adidul Haque, a successful fish farmer from Nazira, said that total involvement and supervision are necessary for developing a fishery. Manoj Konwar of Kheluwa shared his years of experience and how he developed a three-bigha plot into an integrated farming project and now a rural resort for tourists. Debendra Deka from Bhatiapar said that adopting a marketing strategy is equally important along with fish production. It is usually overlooked by Assamese farmers. Nripen Saikai, Partha Pratim Neog, and Paresh Gowala of Chintamonigarh said that a flood-resistant fish farming strategy is needed to counter the loss the fish farmers incur in flood-prone areas. Anil Gam (Aphala), Jayanta Gogoi, and Janardan Mahanta from Nazira spoke about their experiences in the sector and the extensive help the Fishery Department has been providing.

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