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Manipur: Fisheries department formulates measures to meet State’s fish demand September 11,2019   |  Source: NorthEast Now

In order to meet the State’s fish requirement, the Fisheries department of Manipur with the help of Indian Council of Agricultural Research and other related departments have formulated certain measures. As part of these measures, training programmes are being conducted by the Fisheries department of the State.

This was disclosed by the additional chief secretary MH Khan of Fisheries, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj/Relief & Disaster Management while inaugurating a 3-day skill development programme on “Fish farm Management & Different type of fresh water Fish culture system”. The programme has been conducted at the District Rural Development Authority hall of the DC complex at Chandel.

Additional chief secretary Khan said the total annual requirement of fish in the State is 52,000 metric tons whereas the total production is only 32,000 metric tons. He said the gap is being filled up by purchasing from other parts of the country and this way a large amount of money is going out of the State. Khan also said the department at its head office in Imphal has started a mill for fish feeds which are being made available at Rs 55 per kg and will soon be available at Rs 45 per kg.

Regarding loan facilities, he informed that the department is facilitating loan for the

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