Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and MLA Kokernag Abdul Rahim Rather were also present on the occasion. While saying that Anantnag district has huge potential of trout fish farming, Kohli stressed on focused attention to boost the trout fish culture here.
He stressed for establishment of more fish ponds in the district to generate employment opportunities for the unemployed youth of the State.
Later, the ministers inspected Trout Fish Farm, Kokernag and took stock of its functioning. They also inspected Hatchery Unit and Feed Mill there.
On the occasion, they were apprised that Kokernag Project is not only catering to the trout fish seed demand of departmental units but is also supplying fish seed to the private fish units of the State.
The minister also asked the officials to develop the premises of Dandipora by landscaping and beautification and also instructed them to construct protection bunds on stream Brenghi.
He called upon the authorities concerned to come up with the innovative ideas and plans for growth of fisheries, Animal and Sheep Husbandry sectors in the State.
Mir Zahoor Ahmad impressed on the officers to work with more dedication and zeal for strengthening of animal, sheep and fisheries sectors in the State. He asked them to adopt modern technology and scientific methods to maximize livestock population for bringing white revolution in the State. The Minister also enjoined upon the officers for making farmers aware about latest techniques and methods of fish, cattle and sheep rearing.