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Assam: Fishfed sells fish worth Rs 180 cr in lockdown by Parasnath July 30,2020   |  Source: India Cooperative

East Mojo quotes Assam chief minister Sarbanand Sonowal saying The Fishfed cooperative federation of primary fishery cooperatives of Assam, sold fish worth Rs 180 crore during the first two phases of lockdown. The chief minister said Assam has ramped up its fish production by 4 percent and is able to supply fish to north eastern states.

Sonowal was speaking in a program to distribute appointment letters to 12 fishery development officers (FDOs) under the state govt.’s fisheries department in Guwahati. The chief minister said Assam has demanded Rs 1000 crore out of the Rs 20 thousand crore allocated for the fisheries sector by the Centre in the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package.

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