Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao and Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav today inaugurated 117 mobile fish outlet vehicles which will run in Hyderabad's GHMC area and in 29 districts in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Rao said, "Today, due to the hard work of the fishermen community and the state government's commitment to bolstering the pisciculture sector, our's is a state that does not need to import fish. Instead, we export our pisciculture products. In our bid to further prop up the sector, we have launched 117 mobile fish outlet vehicles that will operate in some selected areas. However, we have every intention of launching more such outlets based on the performance of the ones launched today."
The minister then expressed his appreciation for Srinivas Yadav for coming up with the idea of setting up mobile fish outlets, and claimed that this would not only help fishermen find markets for their products but would also help the people of Telangana to buy the products easily.
Reiterating his belief that the state was witnessing a 'blue revolution'
due to the efforts of the KCR government, he said, "We have always been committed to supporting the pisciculture sector. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has introduced many schemes to this end. Our pisciculture policies offer fishermen a variety of benefits and help them improve their harvests and find markets. Our government also provides ex gratia aid of Rs 6 lakh to the kin of the deceased fishermen. Further, we are planning to start integrated markets by spending Rs 500 crore on the project in the hopes that this will boost the local produce markets in a big way. This is just one of the many plans in the pipelines. Because of our efforts, our state is now known for its 'blue revolution'. Our biggest achievement in the area is that we have been able to ameliorate the economic troubles that were previously crushing the fishing community."