Assam Govt To Grant Help To Flood-Affected Fish Farmers

Guwahati: Assam Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya declared on Monday that fish farmers who suffered significant losses as a result of the state’s terrible floods will be given aid in an effort to revive the state’s fish sector.

Speaking to reporters, Suklabaidya stated that the floods had a significant negative impact on the fish industry, with approximately 80% of fish farmers suffering losses totalling nearly Rs 1,000 crores.

“Over Rs 1,000 crore is thought to have been lost by the state’s nearly 80% of fish farmers, who have also suffered severe losses. We gathered the information from various state districts. We will be able to obtain the precise figure by July 15. However, the preliminary report reveals that approximately 80% of the state’s fish producers have been impacted “said Parimal Suklabaidya.

He claimed that the state administration intended to offer assistance and common fish seeds to the struggling fish farmers in an effort to revive the fish business.

He further said that Assam is almost self-sufficient in terms of fish output.

“The gap between overall demand and output has been closing as a result of programmes like the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY), the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), and Ghare Ghare Pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maach. Currently, we have satisfied 96% of the overall demand,” Suklabaidya said.

The flood and landslides that hit Assam this year have reportedly had an impact on up to 8.9 million residents of the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

The disasters have claimed 192 lives in the state so far.

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