The State government has decided to establish five fish markets in each district to promote aquaculture, according to Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav. He told the media that the District Collectors had been directed identify suitable places for fish markets.
Apart from it, Srinivas Yadav said the government would also establish Fisheries colleges and a training centre. Teams would identify suitable place for fish markets in the city after Sankranti festival. The government, he said, had allotted Rs 101 crore for fisheries development. He further said societies would be formed to ensure that every member in fishermen’s family is a member in them.
The State government had directed the officials to provide marketing and other facilities to the fishermen to sell the produce in the markets. Soon adequate number of fish markets would come up. He said Rs 400 crore was released for shepherd community and the government would allot more funds in the next budget and every family should have at least three sheep.