Mancherial: Buoyed by success in the first phase of fish rearing programme, authorities are geared up for dropping 1.25 crore fishlings in the second edition slated for September. As many as 57.23 crore fishlings were nurtured in 2016.
According to information provided by authorities, elaborate arrangements were made for rearing fish in 161 irrigation tanks including Sripada Yellampalli project. A total of 65 cooperative societies comprising of 4,850 members are operated in the district. A sum of 1.25 crore fishlings are going to be dropped in tanks and reservoirs.
At least, 50 per cent of them are expected to be sustained, depending on availability of water in the tanks. The estimated yield is 3,000 tonnes. A total of Rs 30 crore is likely to be earned by the government and societies. As many as 50,000 persons are directly and in-directly depending on fisheries sector.