Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, Shri Parshottam Rupala, visited the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. On the second day of his visit he visited the Mini Aquarium Centre at Tanmarg with the objective of operationalizing the Aquarium cum Awareness Centre and interacted with fish farming community.
Moving forward, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala, distributed fishing equipment among beneficiaries of CARP & TROUT units, sponsored under PMMSY. He addressed regarding the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) scheme and other multidimensional activities of blue revolution with major focus on increasing fisheries production and productivity (for both inland, marine and cold water fisheries) and its associated activities, including infrastructure development, Marketing, Exports, and institutional arrangements, etc.
Shri Parshottam Rupala, educated the fish farmers on the topic of cold water fisheries in India, he stated that Government of India has set up National Research Centre on Cold Water Fisheries, Uttarakhand in September 1987 to promote cold water fisheries. He threw light on topics such as increase in source of Income, Major contribution in economy of the state, the importance of cold water fishes is in their unique biodiversity, valuable germplasm and maintenance of environmental quality in hills.
Beneficiaries of PMMSY & KCC, fish farmers and fishermen interacted with Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala. This interactive session helped him to understand the issues being faced and assured the beneficiaries, fish farmers and fishermen that the same will be worked upon for improvement on fisheries development in Himalayan and cold water fisheries region.