Deputy commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind has claimed that the state government was providing subsidy on fish-farming and was willing to provide financial assistance to farmers for entering into the areas of fish feed, renovation of pools and aerators (tool for enhancing oxygen).
As part of the drive, senior fishery officer Sukhwinder Singh addressed villagers at Bambiha Bhai, Sukhanand, Mari Mustfa, Smalsar and Langeana. He enumerated the benefits of entering to such allied farming sectors, where there was high return on investment even with small capital.
The state government is also working hard and is providing financial aid for horticulture, dairy and fish farming.
Several progressive farmers from Moga have adopted fish farming in large numbers.
Progrissive farmer Gurtej Singh of Bambiha Bhai village has set a positive example in the field.
Gurtej bought a fish farm in one acre of land and took the pond in his village on lease and started fish farming. The fisheries department also helped him get a loan from the Canara Bank.
"Returns started coming after four months. Now, I have all good income from my fishery job," he said.
He now runs a farm in six acres and earns about Rs 10 lakh a year.