A day-long fish farmers’ training-cum-awareness programme was organised under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) scheme at Fish Farm, Shey.
Dr Stanzin Thakchos, OSD to Secretary, ASH and Fisheries and Assistant Director, Fisheries, Mohammad Amin attended the programme. Fish farmers, public representatives and staff of the Fisheries Department participated in this programme. The farmers were informed about the PMMSY scheme and its benefits to fish farmers and entrepreneurs.
The farmers raised several issues, including the availability of fish seed and feed, and fish farming and marketing in Ladakh.
AD Fisheries informed the farmers about the PMMSY scheme, and the steps taken by the Fisheries Department in providing good quality feed and seed to the farmers.
Dr Thakchos gave a detailed briefing of the steps taken by the govt in making fish farming a profitable venture. He also urged the participants to come forward to adopt fish farming as a profitable employment source. He also explained the benefits given by the govt to fish farmers and young entrepreneurs.