Kohli inaugurates Rs 1.69 cr Anglers Lodge at Dandipora

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ANANTNAG: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli, today inaugurated Anglers Lodge worth Rs 1.69 crore on Brenghi stream Dandipora in Anantnag district.

Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and MLA Kokernag Abdul Rahim Rather were also present on the occasion.

While saying that Anantnag district has huge potential of trout fish farming, Kohli stressed on focused attention to boost the trout fish culture here.

He stressed for establishment of more fish ponds in the district to generate employment opportunities for the unemployed youth of the State.

  1. the Ministers inspected Trout Fish Farm, Kokernag and took stock of its functioning. They also inspected Hatchery Unit and Feed Mill there.

On the occasion, they were apprised that Kokernag Project is not only catering to the trout fish seed demand of departmental units but is also supplying fish seed to the private fish units of the State.

It was given out that during the year 2016-2017, as many as 415 anglers visited the Trout Resorts of the district and had an enjoyable angling. In addition to it, the department had also conducted Anglers competition in Brenghi stream to boost the angling industry in the State during 2012-2013, the Ministers were apprised.

It was also given out that Kokernag Fish Farm is producing 40 lakh fish seed annually which is supplied to department and private units of the State for rearing and sale purposes. The department has also established a Mini Trourt Hatchery at Panjath and 9 Trout Rearing Cum Sale Units in district Anantnag and is producing 40 tonnes of trout fish,”

It was also informed that 138 units of Trout and Carp under Private sector are producing 140 quintals annually in the district.

The Minister also asked the officials to develop the premises of Dandipora by landscaping and beautification and also instructed them to construct protection bunds on stream Brenghi.

He called upon the authorities concerned to come up with the innovative ideas and plans for growth of fisheries, Animal and Sheep Husbandry sectors in the State.

Terming development of fisheries and poultry as priority of the Government, the Minister said that various schemes have been introduced to promote the sector and need of the hour is to implement these schemes strictly for the benefit of farmers.

Mir Zahoor Ahmad impressed on the officers to work with more dedication and zeal for strengthening of animal, sheep and fisheries sectors in the State. He asked them to adopt modern technology and scientific methods to maximize livestock population for bringing white revolution in the State. The Minister also enjoined upon the officers for making farmers aware about latest techniques and methods of fish, cattle and sheep rearing.

Earlier, the Ministers convened a meeting with the officers of fisheries, animal and sheep departments and reviewed the pace of progress of different works carried by these Departments in the district Anantnag.

It was informed in the meeting that presently nine Sheep First Aid Camps are functional in the district at different places for first aid treatment of migratory live stock.

It was also informed that there are 2.15 lakh cattle, 2.33 lakh sheep and 24000 goat populations in the Anantnag district. Mr Kohli directed the concerned Officers, to furnish a detailed report of actual minimum medicine required for live stock population for the current year and submit the same to the administrative department for scrutiny.

Among others, Director Fisheries, R. N. Pandita, Director Sheep Husbandry Kashmir Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh and other Senior Officers of various departments accompanied the Ministers during the tour

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