Navin Choudhary calls on Union Secretary Fisheries

Navin Choudhary calls on Union Secretary Fisheries
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Jammu, Nov 12: Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Navin K Choudhary, called on Union Secretary Fisheries, Jatindra Nath Swain here today.

According to an official handout, the Principal Secretary apprised the Union Secretary of huge potential of Fisheries sector in Jammu and Kashmir. He explained that Trout fish could become the next big exporting product of J&K after apples. In this regard, planning and preparations are being done to create a supply chain to help export local trout to various markets all over India, he added.

Navin Choudhary informed that 25 percent air freight subsidy is being provided to farmers and orchardists of J&K for carrying their products to other parts of India. He also informed that entrepreneurs are being motivated to set up plants for improved and sturdy packaging material locally.

Union Secretary expressed satisfaction over the progress of fisheries department in the UT and called for increasing local consumption as well as exports vigorously. He stressed on improved packaging, cold storage facilities and enhanced modes of logistics.

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