Siddipet: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has given a new lease of life to caste-based professions with various initiatives.
Addressing fishermen after releasing 1.8 lakh fishlings into the Thotapally reservoir in Bejjanki mandal on Monday, the Minister said caste-based professions lost ground in Telangana due to lack of support under the Andhra rulers. By releasing 93 crore fishlings and 25 crore shrimps into water bodies this year by spending Rs 115 crore, Yadav said that the Chief Minister had given a new lease of the life to the fishermen community.
To maintain the transparency in the release of fishlings into the water bodies, the Minister said that they have been video graphing the entire event.
He distributed two mobile fish outlets to two beneficiaries, which costs Rs 10 lakhs each, to help the fishermen sell their fish. Following the request of Manakodru MLA Rasamayi Balakishaan, the Minister also assured to release grants to build three fish markets at Bejjanki, Thotapally and Begumpet villages. He also said that the fisheries department will release fishlings into Gundaram, Kallepally, and Begumpet tanks.
Talking about the distribution of sheep units, Yadav said that they will distribute the sheep units within a month’s time after shepherds pay the amount through a Demand Draft.
Siddipet District Collector P Venkatrami Reddy, Commissioner of Fisheries Department Bhukya Latchiram Nayak, RDO Husnabad Jayachandra Reddy, District Fisheries Officer Madhusudhan and others were present.
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