Imphal: Fisheries Minister S Rajen Singh Tuesday inspected the Regional Pengba Fish Farm, Haotak, Kumbi in an attempt to rejuvenate and strengthen fish fingerling production of Pengba, State Fish of Manipur.
During the inspection tour of 50 hectares of Regional Pengba Fish Farm at Haotak, Kumbi, the Minister stated that renovation and deepening works in respect of 18 stocking ponds will commence from the first week of May. He further stated that eviction of unauthorized encroachers from the State Government Fish Farm will be initiated in the right earnest to conserve the Pengba stocking farm at Haotak.
He appealed to the encroachers to vacate their belongings from the Government fish farm in order to avoid any untoward incident.
The Minister also inspected Ungamlen Fish Farm at Ithai village under Kumbi Assembly Constituency and interacted with local fish farmers. He assured that the State Fisheries Department will look into the infrastructural gaps of 400 hectares of Ungamlen farm by construction of an approach road, demarcation of its boundary and eviction of unauthorized encroachers if any within the shortest possible time.
He appealed to the local fishermen to work hard and avail various schemes introduced under Loktak Livelihood Mission and other schemes to boost up the fish production in the State.
The Fisheries Minister was accompanied by H Balkrisna Singh, Director of Fisheries and Dineshwar Singh, District Fisheries Officer, Bishnupur among others.