Interaction with farmers, departmental exhibition mark Aquafest in NGH

TURA, Nov 23: Sale and purchase of varities of fish, interaction with farmers by different line departments, demonstration of new fish farming system and departmental exhibition marked the District Aquafest 2022 at Rangjokram Lake in Resubelpara, North Garo Hills, on Tuesday.
Organised by the Fisheries department, NGH, the programme was aimed at enhancing fish production, generating awareness on schemes, sanctuary, KCC, mini mission IV under Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission 2.0 ( MSAM 2.0).
NGH Additional Deputy Commissioner Ripamchi N Sangma, in her address as the chief guest, said that fisheries is one such source of livelihood that has huge potential to contribute directly as food and as a source of income.
Calling North Garo Hills an ideal region for fish farming, Sangma implored upon the gathering, especially the farmers, to make use of deserted lands by converting them into fish ponds with the assistance of Fisheries department.
Referring to the successful projects of fish sanctuary in East Garo Hills, Sangma said available water resources should be preserved for the conservation of indigenous fish which, in turn, would facilitate fish breeding.

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