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Fish farmers’ training prog held at Sumbal

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BANDIPORA, MARCH 15: The Department of Fisheries today organized a district-level training programme for fish farmers under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme at Sumbal, Bandipora.

The programme was aimed to provide technical know-how to the farmers and to sensitize them about fish farming and other integrated agricultural activities.

Assistant Director Fisheries, Bandipora Sajjad Hussain, Technical expert team headed by Deputy Director ATMA, Manzoor Ahmad, officers from the administration, besides a large number of farmers were present on the occasion.

The participants were imparted necessary training by experts regarding fish farming, animal and Sheep Husbandry.

On the occasion, the Assistant Director said that the department is taking various steps to take the fisheries sector to new heights. He said various innovative schemes have been launched in the district which are showing better results at the grass root level.

He informed that Rs 23 lakh have been expended on different welfare schemes during the current financial year. He appealed youth to avail the benefits of various schemes, adding that there is a tremendous scope for fish rearing in the district, owing to the availability of natural water resources.

Later, a question-answer session was held in which the queries put up by the farmers were answered by the experts.

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