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Shrimp production in Punjab: Badal announces 50% subsidy

punjab Updated: Oct 20, 2016 18:08 IST
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India’s seafood exports include frozen shrimps; about a fifth of the exports are to the US. (Photo: Bloomberg/HT File)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday announced a subsidy of 50% to give further boost to shrimp production in the state. A decision to this effect was taken by Badal while presiding over a meeting with fish rearers and fishery experts here.

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Badal further asked fish rearers to set up shrimp producers’ society with fair representation of fish farmers, experts of fishery from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and officials from the state fisheries department to enhance the shrimp production on scientific lines.

He also directed the additional chief secretary (animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries) to send the interested fish farmers for training at Indian Council for Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Rohtak.

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