ZIRO, Nov 23: Principal Secretary Fisheries Sandeep Kumar has taken an overall assessment of various schemes being implemented under Central State Scheme (CSS) and State Plan Scheme (SPC) by the Fisheries department in Lower Subansiri district.
Apart from taking stock of the ongoing schemes during his visit to Ziro on Tuesday, the principal secy met fish farmers of Ziro-I and Ziro-II and had extensive discussions on the benefits derived from the schemes and sought their suggestions for scaling up aquaculture activities in the district.
The principal secretary was impressed by the diversified activities of fish farmers like aqua tourism, ornamental fisheries and integrated farming, which he said, not only helps in sustaining their family but also supplemented as means of sustainable income.
During the tour, the principal secretary also visited the Ornamental Fish-cum-Aqua Fabrication unit of Tailyang Taniyo, which is coming up with financial assistance under Mukhya Mantri Neel Kranti Abhiyan (MMNKA) “soon”. This unit will cater to the demands of aquarium hobbyists not only of Ziro but also its adjoining areas.
He was also impressed to see the progress in implementation of the Recreational Fisheries unit at Pare Ami assisted under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) and hoped that the project would be another hotspot of leisure destinations.
Earlier on the way to Ziro, the principal secretary inspected Govt Fish Farm at Yachuli and had detailed discussion with the District Fisheries Development Officer for its revival.
Later, he visited the Regional High Altitude Fish Seed Farm Tarin, the proposed site for establishment of the Integrated Aqua Park (IAP) with financial assistance under PMMSY and held extensive consultative meetings with technical experts to start execution of the project at the earliest.
During the tour, the principal secy was accompanied by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Bamin Nime, officers from the Directorate of Fisheries, DFDO, Farm Manager, Tarin and other officials from Ziro. (DIPRO)