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Odisha: Govt trying to increase fish production: Minister July 22,2021   |  Source: Daily Thanthi Next

Sahoo said to augment fish production in Hirakud reservoir the state government has undertaken cage fish culture in the reservoir. The Fisheries minister visited the Hirakud Dam on Friday to review cage fish farming in the reservoir. "Cage culture is being undertaken in the Hirakud Dam reservoir. The progress of the work, besides the new possibilities, was reviewed," the minister said. He added that cage culture programme was going in a proper way at the Hirakud reservoir. In the process, fishes are cultured from cages, which are generally enclosed on all sides by nets, except for leaving an opening at the top for feeding and handling the stock. Sahoo said the state produced 2.60 lakh MT of fish in 2019-20, while it was 8.73 lakh MT during the last financial year. According to official sources, a policy decision was taken last year under the initiative to give one per cent of the water area of the four big reservoirs, including the Hirakud , besides as many medium reservoirs of the state for cage fish farming. In the first phase, 0.1 per cent of the water area at Hirakud has been opened for lease, but 15,000 cages could be installed at the reservoir if the proposed one per cent area could be given on lease. The Fisheries Department started cage fish farming in Hirakud Dam


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