To promote fisheries as an alternative venture, the Punjab government for the first time will organise a two-day fish festival at Ludhiana on April 24 and 25.
Giving details, animal husbandry and fisheries minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said the fisheries department would collaborate with the National Fishery Development Board, Hyderabad. “The festival is aimed at giving maximum exposure to fish farmers so that they can derive maximum benefit out of this. South-west districts which are waterlogged will be developed for fisheries on a large scale,” he said.
The minister said that during the festival, technical sessions had been planned for guidance by renowned scientists from across the country.
The festival will also witness an exhibition on hi-tech machinery and other essential items required in fish farming. Progressive fish farmers will be honoured on the occasion.