DC Kupwara chairs DLC meeting of Fisheries Department

DC Kupwara chairs DLC meeting of Fisheries Department

KUPWARA, AUGUST 22: The Department of Fisheries, Kupwara today organized a District level Committee (DLC) meeting to shortlist candidates for establishment of fisheries units and other infrastructure

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan.

The committee members of the Holistic Agriculture Development Plan (HADP) and Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) were present in the meeting.

Assistant Director, Fisheries Department Kupwara, briefed the Chair that a total of 26 eligible candidates were shortlisted for selection of 16 beneficiaries under HADP and PMMSY schemes for establishment of 12 Trout units, 3 Carp Units and 1 registered fisherman for providing assistance for purchase of Motorcycle with ice box for the year 2023-24 on the basis of eligibility criteria.

As many as 16 candidates were selected through a draw of lots out of total 26 shortlisted candidates (Fishermen) from various areas of the district in presence of DLC Members and candidates for establishment of units under HADP and PMMSY schemes for the year 2023-24.

These Fisheries units are being established with a cumulative cost of Rs. 71.55 Lacs.

The establishment of these units will provide employment opportunities besides also increase fish production to meet up the demand of fish.

Meeting was attended by Superintendent Engineer, Jal Shakti Department; Chief Agriculture officer Kupwara, District head of KVK, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Department Kupwara, Assistant Director Fisheries, District Lead Bank Manager, District Manager NABARD, Chief Animal Husbandry officer, Horticulture Planning & Marketing officer, Chief Horticulture officer Kupwara, District Sheep Husbandry officer Kupwara besides progressive farmers and beneficiaries also participated in the meeting.



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