Trout production up in J&K

INDIA - Production of trout fish, once a delicacy only enjoyed by the elite, has soared to 100 metric tonnes in Jammu and Kashmir and is proving to be a lucrative option of alternative farming. </b> <br><br> The state government has set up special trout sales outlets to make the commodity available to common man at subsidised rates, an official spokesperson said. <br><br> The production is expected to rise five times after completion of the second phase of Kokernag national trout fish farm, J&K Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Abdul Aziz Zargar said. <br><br> At present, there are about 120 trout fishing beats spread over 40 streams and 12 high altitude lakes in the hill state of India. <br><br> <i>Source: Business Standard</i>

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