Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said that the state government was committed to welfare of the fishermen community and has take up the free distribution of fish seeds to the members of the community in the state.
Addressing a review meeting of the Fisheries Department here on Wednesday, Srinivas Yadav said that the state has set up a target of supplying 30 crore fish seeds to be released in1137 tanks of which 9 crore fish seeds have already been released. He directed the officials of his department to ensure the distribution of the seeds to be completed by November end. He said that the state government was planning to give the fisheries department a boost by increasing export of fish. The government is planning to increase the number of fish markets in the state and also storage facilities to give a boost to the fisheries department, the minister said.
The minister said that the government was aiming at removing the interference of middle men in the fish sales and carrying out special drives to check this. The minister said that the state government was aiming at creating blue revolution in the state and added that a budget of Rs 100 crore was allocated for the development of fisheries in the state and empower the fishermen community.
Principal Secretary Suresh Chanda, Fisheries department commissioner Venkateshwarlu and representatives of fisheries associations were present. (INN)