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Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is constructing about 380 trout fish farms mostly in Malakand and Hazara October 06,2021   |  Source: The Nation

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is constructing about 380 trout fish farms mostly in Malakand and Hazara divisions to increase meat production in the province. The Fisheries Department’s officials on Monday said that 287 trout fish farms are being constructed under Development of Cold Water Fisheries Project (DCWFP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa costing Rs772.148 million under the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Development Programme (PMAGDP). Similarly, around 93 are being built under Establishment of Trout Villages’ Project (ETVP) in Malakand and Hazara divisions with an estimated cost of Rs395.49 million. Kalam, Madain, Kaghan, Naran, Mahodhand, Malam Jabba in Upper Swat, Naran, Kaghan, Siran and Upper Manshera besides Parachinar in Kurram tribal district are ideally suitable for trout farming. The climate condition of Upper Malakand and Hazara divisions are most suitable for trout farming where plenty of cold water reservoirs including River Kunhar and Swat are available to bolster sea food production. Work on these mega projects had been started in 2019-20 and ETVP would be completed during current fiscal year while PMAGDP would continue till 2023.

The official said Rs203 million have been spent on trout village’s project by June last while Rs192.949 million allocated for

 

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