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Blue revolution: First fish feed mill opens in Rajasansi

Blue revolution: First fish feed mill opens in Rajasansi
Fisheries Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu (left) at the fish seed farm in Rajasansi near Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Rajasansi, February 11

With a view to promote the Blue Revolution, the state government opened its first fish feed mill at Government Fish Seed Farm in Rajasansi on Monday.

Besides, a skill development programme has been launched here to exhort farmers/youth to go for allied occupations. Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries and Labour Balbir Singh Sidhu said allied occupations like fish, pig and goat farming would help in dealing with unemployment and agrarian crisis.

He said the government had announced a subsidy of 40 per cent to set up a fresh fish pond and told farmers to market their produce themselves. While distributing subsidy cheques to such aspirants, he said Punjab had been contributing at least 13 per cent of animal husbandry services in the country. In 2017-18, the production of fish was 1,36,638 tonnes in the state.

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