Union Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting and Fisheries, Animal Husbandary & Dairying, Dr. L. Murugan made a visit of Trout Fish Farming Project at Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district today.
The Minister inspected the rearing units, machinery and other facilities available at the farm and interacted with the fish farmers. He handed-over Pradhan Mantri Matysa Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) trout unit allotments to the beneficiaries and distributed certificates of excellence among the fishers.
Earlier, the Minister inaugurated Sheep Breeding Farm at Zawoora in Shopian district and visited apple orchards there. On the occasion, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi desires the overall development of Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister said that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir should come forward and avail the benefits of Centrally Sponsored Schemes for increasing their income.
Dr Murugan also held an interactive session with the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, listened to their issues and assured them of the redressal in a time bound manner.