Dir Fisheries reviews Fish availability during Maha Shivratri
JAMMU: The Director Fisheries Mohammad Farooq Dar on Saturday chaired a departmental meeting to finalise arrangements for fish availability during the upcoming holy festival of Mahashivratri falling on February18 of 2023.
Director instructed the officers to ensure adequate supply of quality and hygienic fish during the period of festival and organise special Fish sale camps on February 16 and 17 of 2023 at all the migrant camps in Jammu division and areas having Kashmiri Pandit community and other key locations in Kashmir division.
He asked for ensuring wide publicity of sale locations/spots for special fish sale counters and instructed the officers to keep a provision for live fish with proper transportation at the doorstep of Kashmiri Pandit community.
He directed the officers that all measures should be kept in place to make available the fish under hygienic condition at government rates.
The officers were also directed to make available the fish at all the Government farms and departmental fish sale centres during the festival period.
Director asked the District Officers to facilitate the fish farmers to install their stalls at Migrant camps during the festival period for sale of their produce.
The officers were directed to ascertain the demand well in advance in their respective areas besides monitoring the availability and distribution of fish.
During the meeting, special monitoring teams both in respect of Jammu and Kashmir divisions were also constituted to monitor and coordinate the fish sale during the festival period.
It was decided that adequate quantities of Trout fish shall be made available during the festival at Fish Market Narwal, Jammu after ascertaining the demand by the concerned officer.