Nirmal: Animal Husbandry and Fisheries minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav asserted that the government was implementing the fish cultivation programmme to create assets for the fishermen community.
He was speaking after formally releasing fingerlings into Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP) near Velmal village in Soan mandal on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Forest Minister A Indrakaran Reddy.
Srinivas Yadav said the government’s objective was to revive the past glory of traditional vocations. Accordingly, it was distributing fingerlings to the fishermen for free. This initiative will give rise to creating assets to the community and help in achieving financial empowerment in short future. It will be a boon for the fishermen, he opined.
The minister informed that 80 crores fingerlings and five crore babies of prawns would be dropped in tanks, reservoirs and other water bodies this year as part of the programme. Besides, mopeds, fishnets and trolleys are being extended to the fishermen helping in transpiring their produce to local markets. A slew of initiatives have brought cheer to the community.
He, later, launched a health camp for cattle and the second phase of national artificial pregnancy of the cattle held at Pakpatla village in Soan mandal. He administered vaccines for preventing worms in sheep. He said that beneficiaries of sheep development scheme were able to register profits in rearing sheep and goats with the help of the scheme and Telangana state was exporting meat to neighboring states.
He earlier inaugurated a dairy parlor belonging to Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited (TSDDCFL) in Nirmal town.
Indrakaran Reddy said that Nirmal district was making rapid strides in fish cultivation. He stated that it registered about 14,000 tonnes of fish per annum. Fishermen are now able to make profits in this sector.
The federation’s Chairman Loka Bhuma Reddy, Collector Mohd Musharraf Farooqui Ali, and District Fisheries Officer Bandari Devender were present.
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