25 fish farmers flagged off on exposure tour in Budgam

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Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani in presence of Assistant Director Fisheries, Showkat Ahmad Bhat flagged off 25 progressive fish farmers including women entrepreneurs on exposure tour under ATMA at DC office Budgam, here today.

Earlier, ADC interacted with the farmers and urged them to expand their units and promote fish cultural in the district. He said that district administration is providing assistance including better marketing facilities to support farm holders.

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He said that tour will enable farmers to get acquainted with latest fish farm techniques. He urged the touring farmers to make best of the training and demonstrations they will be imparted.

While giving the details of the tour activities of the farmers, the Assistant Director, Fisheries, Budgam, Showkat Ahmad Bhat, said that the farm holders will visit places including National Fish Seed Manasbal, Trout Fish Farm Pandach and Trout Farm Laribal. He said there are presently 100 fish farms in operation in the district which include 60 carp and 38 trout farms in the district.