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Assistant commissioner of Udalguri district in Assam, Nilakshi Baishya on Wednesday said that the state abounds in aquatic resources necessary for development of fisheries if cultivated scientifically.

Nilakshi Baishya was delivering her keynote address as guest of honour in the meeting of National Fish Farmers Day organized at Udalguri Girls’HS School premises on Wednesday.

She also said that pisciculture in Assam could be one of the lucrative business opportunities and for this the farmers should adopt modern systems of fish farming.

The event was hosted by the Udalguri district fishery development office under the aegis of Fishery Department of BTC, Kokrajhar.

Baishya also exhorted the pisciculturists to make the BTC region self dependent on fish farming for which the BTC authority has been encouraging the fish farmers by way of extending financial grant.

She also informed that the farmers should be aware of the government policies as the union government has layed great importance to the sector.

The meet chaired by director of fishery of BTC, Uday Basumatary was addressed by Chand Mohammed Ali, Bipul Khatoniyar, Neel Kumar Das and Debabrata Das of District Fishery Development Office of Udalguri, Chirang, Baksa and Korajhar districts respectively.

The Fishery department of BTC on the ocassion also awarded Rs 50,000 each along with proficiency certificates to 16 selected fish farmers four each from Udalguri, Chirang, Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of BTC region.

They are Khagen Daimari, Hiranya Deka, Mangal Chandra Boro and Nazrul Haque of Udalguri district, Amir Sikdar, Monojit Bhowmique, Madan Basumatary and Sumal Borgoyary of Chirang district.

Dalim Boro, Munin Das, Ramesh Boro and Sukur Ali of Baksa district and Muleswar Rabha, Siddhartha Hazowary, Pranab Kumar Narzary and Mazibar Rahman of Kokrajhar district respectively.

Sanjarang Art and Culture group of Rowta enthralled the gathering on the occasion with their majestic performance on folk dances and songs.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com

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