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Haryana Plans More Pisciculture

by Ellen Hardy
13 February 2008, at 12:00am

INDIA - Success in pisciculture has encouraged the Haryana government to allocate 20,000 hectares of water area to the sector. It plkans toproduce 90,000 tonnes of fish by stocking 4,000 lakh seed in the panned area.

An area of 200 hectares would be renovated under the National Fisheries Development Board, for which the Board had released Rs 24.5 lakh.

Reports in Express India suggest that four centres were being established to provide training to 200 beneficiaries for intensive pisciculture in their renovated ponds. The Board had already released Rs 9.18 lakh in this regard. Three fish markets had already been established in the state and two new markets at Bahadurgarh and Gurgaon would be set up soon, for which the Central government had released Rs 84.64 lakh as hundred per cent grant.

P.V. Singh, Director, Fisheries, said the Haryana government had also implemented an innovative scheme in the state to insure fish farmers of the state, under which about 1,000 Scheduled Caste (SC) families would be benefited during the current financial year. Under the Centrally-sponsored Scheduled Caste Component Plan, the fishermen, fish farmers and persons related with the fisheries trade would be insured, he said, adding that the annual premium of the insurance would be fully borne by the state and the Central government.

In the unfortunate event of death of the insured person, Rs 55,000 would be paid to the dependent of the insured person. In case of disability, an amount of Rs 25,000 would be paid to the insured person.

Source: ExpressIndia.com

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Ellen Hardy