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Mizoram government to boost fish farming in the state

27 December 2005

INDIA - The Centre sponsored scheme on technology mission, to develop fish farming in Mizoram, has fixed an outlay of more than Rs 5 crore. As many as eight government fish seed farms had been constructed across the state at the cost of Rs 5.28 crore, fishery department sources said here today. With an outlay of Rs 10 lakh as working capital under the scheme, the target is to produce around 50 lakh of seeds (fry) from the fish seed farms during the current fiscal, they added. During the annual plan of 2005-2006, another target of producing Rs 80 lakh of fry seeds through wild breeding, the technical term for fish seed farms maintained by the private sector, has been set. The Department is contemplating the renovation of 330 hectares of existing fish ponds under Fish Farmers Development Agency and another 120 hectares for construction and renovation of ponds under Bamboo Flowering and Famine Combat Scheme (BAFFACOS), the officials said, adding this is expected to boost the fish production level to 2500 MT per year. A pilot project of giant fresh water prawn farming and polyculture was also taken up in 12 selected plots in collaboration with Central Inland Fishery Institute, the officials pointed out. Source: Web India

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