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Government to help generate more income through aquaculture

Government to help generate more income through aquaculture
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Minister for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Ch Adinarayana Reddy said that the State government kept ready various plans to ensure higher income through aquaculture in the State.

Eluru: Minister for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Ch Adinarayana Reddy said that the State government kept ready various plans to ensure higher income through aquaculture in the State.

He toured Yalamanchili, Bhimavaram and Palacole mandals on Saturday and inspected the aqua labs in those areas.Speaking at Chinchinada in Yalamanchili mandal, where he inspected Sri Varma Hatchery along with Palcole MLA Nimmala Ramanayudu, the Minister said that the Chief Minister was taking special interest in the development of the aqua sector and the sector can contribute significantly to the growth of the State. “In our areas, the workers are getting Rs 200 per day.

Two lakh acres covered under aqua cultivation in West Godavari district

However, here in West Godavari, the workers are getting Rs 500 to Rs 600. This shows that the workers in this area are getting good employment,” the Minister pointed out.

The Minister said that in view of the aqua cultivation in 2 lakh acres in West Godavari, three modern aqua labs have been established. Even 34 private aqua labs are also working. The farmers will get the services of three aqua labs at Akiveedu, Bhimavaram and Eluru at a low cost.

The Minister said that the government is considering setting up hatcheries to supply fish seed to the farmers through the Fisheries Department. Fisheries Commissioner Ramashankar Nayak, Joint Director S Anjali, Deputy Director Dr Mani Prakash and others participated in the programme.

Earlier, the Minister visited the Udharaju Ananda Raju Aqua lab in Kovvada Annavaram village in Bhimavaram mandal and examined the prawn seeds in the hatcheries. The Minister also visited Palacole town and visited the AMC market yard and distributed subsidised nets, aerators and fodder seeds to the farmers at 50 per cent subsidy. This was taken up as part of aquaculture mechanisation scheme. MLC Angara Ramamohan and others participated.

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