World Fisheries Day celebration in Longtharai Valley
World Fisheries Day was celebrated on 21 November to encourage farmers at Manughat Community Hall in Longharai Valley, Dhala district as a part of Azadi Ka Amma Mahotsav organised by Office of Superintendent of Fisheries Longtharai Valley, TTAADC, Chailengta.
The programme was inaugurated by the Executive Member of Fisheries TTAADC Rajesh Tripua in presence of Chairman of Manu Block Advisory Committee Diba Chandra Hrangkhawl. Other dignitaries present in the programme were Chainman of Dhalai Zonal Development Committee, ITAADXC Paritosh Debbama, MDC Debojit Tripura, Chairman of Manu Sub-Zonal Development Committee, TTAADC Ratish Tripura EM Rajesh Tripura in the programme said, the TTAADC administration has already taken initiatives for the development of fisheries and scientific fish cultivation in order to assist rural farmers to find average income source and produce adequate good quality fish.
EM also assured that beneficiaries shall be given training for sufficient production of naturally made and hygienic fermented fish as it is an essential ingredient of the indigenous people and can be converted into a source income to support the family in long nun.
Other dignitaries spoke in the programme on stopping illegal fish farming like using electric not and poisoning water bodies. They also spoke on the need to preserve different fish species to prevent their extinction, specially in rural water bodies
Principal Officer of Fisheries department, TTAADC, Khumwlwng Subas Singh Jamatia spoke about the importance of celebrating this day. Welcome speech was given by Superintendent of Fisheries, Longtharai Valley Subir Debbarma.
Fishing nets were distributed to five successful fish fanners of Manu Sub Zane. Five bicycles with ice-boxes and one motor-cycle with ice-box were distributed to each beneficiary by the dignitaries under Prachan Mantri Matsya Sampuda Yojama.
Fish farmers from different areas participated in the programme in large numbers