Telangana government to empower fishermen community

Telangana government is working for upliftment of the fishermen community in the state. To help them grow economically, the government is successfully implementing Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme (IFDS).

Addressing the fishermen at an awareness programme in Nirmal; Endowments and Housing Minister, Allola Indrakaran Reddy said, “Government will spend Rs. 1,000 crore under Integrated Fisheries Development Scheme which will help the fishermen community in achieving financial growth.”

Highlighting the objective of the scheme, Minister said, “IFDS will enhance the productivity of fingerlings and provide marketing opportunities.” Under this scheme, the government will provide equipment for catching fish and fishlings. Training would be provided to fishermen for skill improvement. Fishermen can apply either individually or in groups to derive benefit under the scheme. They will be assisted in marketing and processing of marine products, besides improvement of infrastructure development.

The Minister has said that as many as 80 crore fingerlings would be raised in reservoirs and irrigation tanks across the State, while 4 crore fishlings would be released in the water bodies of Nirmal district this year free of cost. A sum of Rs. 70 lakh has been sanctioned for the construction of a building for fishermen community and a fish market is going to be raised, costing Rs. 50 lakh, reported Telangana Today

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