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Punjab govt ups allocation for fish farming

by the Fish Site Editor
20 April 2006, at 1:00am

PUNJAB - Punjab government has increased the allocation for fish farming for 2006-07 to Rs 7.5 as compared to Rs 2.5 crore for last fiscal and urged farmers to take up pissiculture as an option to enhance their earnings. After the success of the &#39;green and white revolutions&#39;, the state was committed for blue revolution and an amount of Rs 7.5 crore had been allocated for fish farming for the year 2006-07, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang said today. He said that during the year 2005-06, a sum of Rs 66.67 lakh had been released as subsidy to fish farmers in the state. The minister said that in order to breed quality fish in the state, a sum of Rs 34 lakh had been released to modernise the fish seed farms. <i>Source: BusinessStandard</i>

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