Fisheries Department today stocked 60000 brown trout seeds in two major streams—Arin and Madhomati in Bandipora to boost the trout fish production.
Assistant Director Fisheries Sajjad Hussain said the step has been taken to increase the fish production in these streams and to draw both domestic and foreign anglers to the district which will add to the economy of Bandipora.
He further informed that the Department has launched ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme under which nine fish ponds including seven trout ponds would be established in the district. He said the scheme aims at to provide employment opportunities to the educated unemployed youth on 100 percent subsidy basis, besides incentives like provision of Auto Rickshaws and bicycles to the fisherman community will be provided under the scheme.
The Assistant Director said that the Department has established 58 fish ponds including 16 trout ponds under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in the district since the inception of the scheme, so far.