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Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia (MS)
Sullia, Nov 16: Fisheries, Ports and Inland water transport minister S Angara said that state and union governments are encouraging fishing by providing more grants in recent times. The government is forming a plan to make Karnataka rank first in India in fishing, he said.
Angara spoke to the journalists at Kukke Subramanya. He further said, “Action is taken to increase the production of fish, marketing and quality. Steps will be taken to process the fish in the boat itself and supply good quality fish to the consumers. Government has given the go ahead to export fish through flight from Bengaluru. Proposal is also forwarded to open Fish meal houses in Bengaluru.
“More grants are being released to Inland fishing through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada scheme. Earlier our state was ranked ninth in the country. Now we are in fourth position. We have the aim of attaining first spot in next two years. Convention is held with regards to inland fishing and producing various products from fish. Already a plan is formed to produce biodiesel from fish at Mulky in Dakshina Kannada district. Project report is expected to arrive soon,” he said.
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