Kulgam, Mar 20, KDC: The District Kulgam has produced 49 tons of Trout fish this year and this was revealed during a meeting held here to review implementation of PMMSY/Blue Revolution in the district. The meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat.
While briefing the chair, the Assistant Director Fisheries Shabir Ahmad (Member Secretary PMMSY) informed that the PMMSY/Blue Revolution Scheme is a flagship programme that has been launched to augment the fish production, create employment avenues, and look after the welfare of the fishers and fish farmers. The scheme also includes the establishment of Housing for Fishers.
During the meeting, a draw of lots was conducted for selection of beneficiaries that happen to be registered and bonafide fishermen of the district.
It was also given out that a total of 48 beneficiaries were selected through a draw of lots so far for establishment of houses under PMMSY/Blue Revolution Scheme. It was also informed that 23 trout units have been established during the current fiscal in the district.
The meeting was attended by, Assistant Development Commissioner Kulgam, Ex Engineer Jal Shakti, District Agriculture Officer Kulgam, District Lead Bank Manager Kulgam, and other members. (KDC)