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Jammu and Kashmir: Govt helps unemployed youth in Handwara set up fish farms under PMMSY scheme October 06,2021   |  Source: ANI News

The Fisheries Department of the Jammu and Kashmir government is helping the unemployed youth of the Handwara area of the Kupwara district in the Union Territory to set up their own fish farms under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).PMMSY is the flagship scheme of the central government for the development of fisheries in the country.The Fisheries Department is encouraging young people to take up Trout fish farming. Around 25 Carp fish farms and 14 trout fish farms have been established in this district of Kashmir Valley, which has benefitted the unemployed youth of the region as now they are able to earn a good amount of money through their farms. The farming of trout fish can be done with a piece of land close to a water body. Under this scheme, 40-60 per cent of the money is being provided by the central government and 40 per cent by the unitholders.Youths who have gained the benefits of the scheme hailed the steps taken by the central government and the Fisheries Department of Jammu and Kashmir for their betterment. Basit Qayoom Khan, a beneficiary of the scheme, said, "I have done M.Tech and was at home for a year. But then the Inspector of the Fisheries Department encouraged me to start fish farms. It has been four to five months since I started it. I have

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