Dipender Manta

Tribune Information Service

Mandi, June 15

Trout farmers of Kullu district are irked on the state Fisheries Division for decreasing the sale worth of the fish selection it produces at Kol Dam in Bilaspur district from Rs 550 per kg to Rs 350 per kg. The choice is geared toward attracting extra consumers for the fish selection.

The division has specified a worth of Rs 550 per kg for trout within the state. Nevertheless, to promote its trout inventory produced at Kol Dam in Bilaspur, the division has lowered its sale worth to Rs 350 per kg citing low demand as the rationale for the choice.

The division produced the fish at Kol Dam as an experiment this yr. Typically, trout is present in chilly streams of the state however it’s the first time that the division has experimented to supply it in regular water streams. it’s encouraging individuals to undertake fish farming as an extra supply of revenue. Shakti Singh, president of Trout Fish Farmers Affiliation in Kullu district, says, “We’re dissatisfied by the choice of the Fisheries Division. The discount in its sale worth will immediately have an effect on the livelihood of trout farmers within the state”.

“If the division reduces the sale worth of trout to promote its produce, it can show disastrous for fish farmers of the state. Prospects will desire to purchase fish at a cheaper price, immediately affecting our livelihood,” he says.

Mahesh Kumar, Deputy Director, Fisheries Division, Bilaspur, says, “The sale worth of trout has been lowered to promote the fish produced in Kol Dam. Resulting from a low demand available in the market, we determined to cut back the worth quickly to draw extra consumers”.

He says that the precise sale worth of trout is Rs 550 per kilo, as declared by the division and it’ll stay the identical.

Fisheries Dept’s experiment

  • The division has produced trout at Kol Dam in Bilaspur district as an experiment this yr.
  • Typically, trout is present in chilly streams of the state however it’s the first time that the division has experimented to supply the fish selection in regular water streams.
  • It has fastened a worth of Rs550 per kg for trout within the state. At Kol Dam, the worth has been lowered to Rs350 per kg.



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