With the implementation of various government schemes, Fisheries department Bandipora has brought significant change in fisheries growth and economic development in the district.
Young people like Basit, a 21-year-old trainee journalist from Sumlar village in Bandipora district, are making a positive impact in the Bandipora fisheries sector. Basit, along with his uncle, is setting up fish farms in different areas of Bandipora, creating jobs for local youth.
They established a ‘Trout Farm’ in their village supported by the Fisheries Department of Jammu and Kashmir. Trout is a valuable cold-cum-freshwater fish that thrives in the region’s ideal conditions.
To boost their business, Basit set up a selling pond on the Srinagar-Bandipora highway, attracting customers and increasing their success. Basit, a journalism student, mentioned that they found satisfaction in government schemes over the past four years for the development of the fisheries sector.
With guidance from the Fisheries Department and subsidies provided by the department, Basit and his uncle expanded their venture. Presently, Basit is not only supporting his family but also employing other youth directly and benefiting others indirectly through his trade.
He expressed gratitude to the Fisheries Department for their support and timely advice which results in profitable returns from his fisheries business unit.
Basit’s venture encourages other young people to take advantage of government schemes for employment opportunities.
Basit and his uncle have not only developed their farm but have also provided good-paying jobs to other youth engaged in their farm. This initiative showcases the positive impact of youth-driven employment schemes.
Inam ul Haq, resource person of Fisheries department informed that the department is running two prominent schemes Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and Aquaculture Development schemes besides other youth engagement programmes.
He said Under PMMSY the department provides two types of units, trout and carp units for which 40 percent of project cost is Government Assistance and 60 percent is beneficiary share.
Inam informed that Cost of trout unit is 5.5 lakh for which 2.2 lakh is provided by Fisheries department, 1.2 lakh for construction cost and 1 lac as input cost of feed, seed and equipment.
Moreover, the Government has launched Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) under which 15 units (14 trout and 1 carp unit) have been sanctioned recently in Bandipora involving local unemployed youth.
Further, the department has also introduced innovative units of Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) for which 50 percent subsidy is provided by the department which is an intensive high density fish culture.
Inam ul Haq said the district Bandipora Fisheries department has established 136 units including 69 trout units and 67carp units.
He said the Sumlar belt of Bandipora is emerging as the Trout Hub of Bandipora with the establishment of 28 trout units.
He urged youth to come forward and avail benefits of various Government schemes to improve their livelihoods and ensure sustainable future.
Unidentified girl jumps into Jhelum in Sopore
An unidentified girl allegedly jumps into river Jhelum in Sopore area of district Baramulla on Wednesday afternoon.
Reports said that an unidentified girl jumped into river Jhelum from a bridge near Jamia Masjid Sopore this afternoon.
They said that the rescue operation has been launched to retrieve the body of the girl.
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Srinagar among several places record coldest night of season
The minimum temperature has plummeted further in Kashmir while Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.0 degree Celsius.
Several places across Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Ganderbal, Pahalgam, Kupwara, Shopian, Bandipora and Baramulla recorded coldest night of season.
In Qazigund, the mercury settled at minus 2.0 degree Celsius while in Gulmarg, a minimum temperature of minus 2.2 degree Celsius was recorded.
Pahalgam, a famous tourist place, recorded a low of minus 5.1 degree Celsius while Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.7 degree Celsius.
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In order to strengthen and synergise the security grid of District Srinagar, ADGP Law and order Vijay Kumar chaired a joint meeting of Police and CRPF in Police Control Room Srinagar.
A police spokesman in a statement issued to Asian News Hub said, IG CRPF Ajay Kumar Yadav, IGP Kashmir V.K Birdi, DDIB, DIG CKR, DIG CRPF North & DIG CRPF South, SSP Srinagar, SSP PCR Kashmir, all the Nodal COs of CRPF, SP Cargo Srinagar, all Zonal SPs and SDPOs of Srinagar participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, a detailed security plan of Srinagar district was discussed in threadbare where in CRPF and Police were acquainted with their new roles besides suggestions were also taken from the field officers to have a fair idea of the shortcomings, avoid confusion at the cutting edge in order to make it a perfect and comprehensive CT grid.
Besides, ADGP L&O, IG CRPF and IGP Kashmir also contributed their valid suggestions. ADGP stressed upon all the officers that idea of a perfect security grid is only possible if the things discussed are implemented on ground in letter and spirit.
ADGP has focused upon strengthening function of joint police control room and better communication mechanism between field officers of CRPF and JKP in city. Area domination of water bodies was discussed and included in area domination plan in today’s meeting.
He has also instructed SSP Srinagar to conduct joint mock drill to handle post terror incident situations in city. ADGP Kashmir reinforced the commitment to dealing strictly with individuals disrupting the peace and emphasized the need for stringent actions under the law.
ADGP Kumar emphasized the necessity to strengthen the CI grid and enhance the basic functioning of police stations through effective supervision. The ADGP’s guidance and directives aim to fortify security measures and maintain a secure and peaceful environment in the district.
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