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Heikham Dingo releases 50,000 fish fingerlings

He said that there is a necessity for transforming Manipur to achieve self-reliance, sufficient and surplus economic status by transforming unproductive water bodies into productive water bodies through fish rearing

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Imphal: Fisheries Minister of Manipur, Heikham Dingo Singh Saturday released 50,000 varieties of fish fingerlings and inaugurated the newly installed Aerator at Manipur University Campus. 

He said that there is a necessity for transforming Manipur to achieve self-reliance, sufficient and surplus economic status by transforming unproductive water bodies into productive water bodies through fish rearing and production as a part of Blue Revolution. The programme was organized by Fishery Club, Manipur University. 

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Speaking at the occasion, Minister Heikham Dingo Singh highlighted the importance of the Fisheries Department and stated that the government is making a whole-hearted effort to improve the department. 

The public can witness the achievements of the department during the recently held Ningol Chakouba fish fair on October 26, 2022 when the sale of different fishes reached  a total of about Rs. 3,33,60,000 per day, he also said.

Fisheries Director Balkrisna Heisnam spoke of introducing a fisheries app that will cater to the needs of both the buyers and sellers. The cost of the App can be launched with a budget of about Rs.7-8 Lakh only. There is no proper database available at present at the department but some fisheries databases can be collected from the Environment & Ecology Department that will give details about wetlands and farm ponds, he said.

Balkrisna Heisnam also said that the fisheries app will contain details about the fish farmers, contact number and complete picture of fishes reared by him. The App will apply to all districts, especially the valley districts. 

The process for Imphal East is already over. If we need to buy fishes for any local ceremony like house inauguration, we need to take into account factors like availability of the desired fish variety in farm ponds, location, home delivery service etc., he added.

Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Vice- Chancellor, Manipur University also attended the event as President. Officials from the Fisheries Department and others also attended the programme.

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