Punjab Government: Farmers should make the most of the government’s 40% subsidy for adopting fish farming, according to the Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Development. On November 21, World Fisheries Day, Minister Bhullar congratulated fish and prawn farmers and reaffirmed the Punjab government’s commitment to offering all the assistance needed for taking up fish farming as a vocation.
He stated that the state government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, was making steady progress in the fisheries sector, and he added that increased fish production in the state was also receiving special attention. An official statement claims that 1,89,647 tonnes of fish are produced on a total of 43,691 acres of fish farming in Punjab.
Shrimp farming is practised in Punjab on territory that frequently experiences flooding and brackish water, which has helped to boost farmers’ income. Shrimp cultivation currently takes up 1,200 acres of land, according to him. He said that there are already 15 government fish seed farms operating in Punjab, and a new one is being built in the village of Kilianwali in the district of Fazilka.
A new fish market is being developed in Patiala and will open soon, while a government wholesale/retail fish market is already operating in Ludhiana.
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