Telangana To Focus On Exporting Fish Products
Telangana Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav announced that the fisheries department would now focus on exporting the state's pisciculture products.
Hyderabad | 31st December 2020
Telangana Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav today announced that after ushering in various schemes to support the fishing community of the state, the fisheries department would now begin to focus on exporting the state's pisciculture products.
At a review meeting held to discuss the development of fisheries in the state, he said that the government had already instructed the concerned officials to submit a report on the export of fish-based products, and that it would begin to implement steps to start the export process as soon as the officials submitted their report.
The steps to start pisciculture export are being taken after the government promised the people that it would start to export local fish to the international market by processing them in food processing units that would soon be established across the state.
The minister also instructed the officials to devise plans to improve the marketing facilities for such products in order to bolster the sector, and set up new markets for the products across all the districts of the state and expand the existing ones by coordinating with the district Collectors and the relevant government departments.
Highlighting the earlier programs implemented to help the fishermen, Yadav said that the government had already spent Rs 1,000 crore to subsidise input costs like transportation and nets, and had also provided free fish seed for all the lakes and water bodies in the state, moves that not only helped the overall development of the sector but helped secure the livelihoods of the state's fishermen.
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