Captive Nurseries For Fishermen In East Godavari District

By TheHindu on 29 Oct 2016 | read

These would be set up in micro irrigation tanks through fish spawn

East Godavari District Collector H. Arun Kumar has said that captive nurseries will be encouraged in micro irrigation tanks through fish spawn to support the livelihood of fisher folk.

While reviewing the developmental works on Monday, he said that under this scheme fishermen would develop fish yearlings through spawn in ponds in theminor irrigation tanks and grow them in regular tanks for their livelihood.

He further said that NREGS would help the fishermen take up ponds in minor irrigation tanks to use them as fish nurseries.

The Collector directed the Fisheries Department and NREGS officials to identify 100 tanks in the upland area to take up this scheme under which each unit would cost Rs.11 lakh.

While reviewing the NREGS works, he directed the officials to expedite the NTR Jalasiri scheme and achieve the targets of open defecation free villages.

Mr. Arun Kumar said that 5,000 varmi compost units would be set up and directed the Agriculture Department to create awareness among the farmers for their involvement.

With regard to farm mechanization, he directed the Joint Director of the department to ensure fair pieces to farmers through custom hiring centers in the district.

On solar pumps to Kadiyam nurseries, he said that 450 units were given administrative sanction against the target of 500 and requested them to take up bore wells in places identified by the Ground Water department.

He also directed the officials to control iron wheeled tractors movement on the roads to prevent damage. Kits for kitchen gardens should be distributed and the kitchen sheds construction taken up in two phases by the Panchayat Raj department, he added

Special sanitation

To control seasonal diseases, the Collector directed the District Panchayat Officer to organize a special sanitation week in the villages. Cleaning of water tanks, garbage removal, control of water stagnation were suggested to be taken up during this period.

Joint Collector S. Satyanarayana said e-office was being implemented in 46 departments of the 87 departments proposed and requested the other departments to follow the system. Joint Collector- 2 J. Radhakrishna murthy,Zilla Parishad CEO K. Padma and others attended the meeting.