Guwahati, June 15 (NKTV): Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took a comprehensive review of the ongoing schemes and vision plan of the Fisheries Department in a meeting held at his office at Janata Bhawan today and made several directions to give a renewed push to the department.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to geo tag all the fisheries created under ‘Ghare Ghare Pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maach’ scheme for their better utilization. He also directed to draw a roadmap for increasing production of fish feed to meet the demand and supply gap through setting up new production plants and skill development of the youth.
Further underlining the potential of pisciculture for economic growth of the state, Chief Minister Sarma instructed the officials to develop large tanks in every village to be owned and maintained by the community under CMSGUY and individual ponds under MGNREGA. The Chief Minister also directed to identify ways and means for augmenting fish breeding and rearing in the water bodies of the state.
Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Additional Chief Secretary in charge of Fisheries Department Ravi Shankar Prasad, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, Commissioner & Secretary Fisheries Rakesh Kumar, Director Fisheries NK Debnath, MD AFDC Anuradha Adhikari, MD Fishfed Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sarma and other senior officers were present in the meeting.