Aizawl (Mizonews.Net): “Fish farming has become popular in Mizoram, ” said Cooperation Minister J.H.Rothuama.
He said this while attending the Mizoram Co-operative Fish Farming Marketing and Processing Federation Ltd. (ZOFISFED) Annual General Assembly-cum-Awareness Campaign for Integrated Fish Farming Programme at Agriculture Conference Hall yesterday.
The federation is resolved that “fish farming can be a tool for self-sufficient”.
Rothuama expressed happiness over the manner in which Mizo fish farmers performed their work and also with the amount of product they produced.
“The practice of fish farming has been increasing which is a good sign for many fish lovers in the state.”
The minister added that having our own products (fish) in the market is a great boon for healthy food and hoped that in the coming days Mizoram will not be needing a fish from outside. The state government has introduced NLUP for upliftment and development of farmers in the state and fish farmers were among them who did well with the assistance given by the state. He also believed that NLUP will serve as a tool for long-term development of the state in various fields.
ZOFISFED was established 29 October, 1998 with 22 Primary Fisheries Cooperative Societies 22 under its wing. Since 2008 ZOFISFED is maintaining 8 Demonstration-cum-Fish Seed Farm.
Through govt sanction the federation has built Ice Plant at Buhchangpui with an expense of Rs. 22,52,500/- besides purchasing one ‘Refrigerated Van’ during last year. 17,900 families have been enrolled in Scheme for Welfare of Fisherman Saving-cum-Relief Scheme for Fishermen of Mizoram State while 781 were benefited through Paddy-cum-Fish Culture. The assembly presided over by ZOFISFED Chairman Thangchungnunga had elected Board of Directors for 2013 – 2018.
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