Fish farming can mitigate protein deficiency: Narayan Chanda

RAJSHAHI, Dec 31, 2016 (BSS)- State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda, MP, has said there is no alternative to fish farming for cutting protein deficiency and unemployment problem.

He said the present government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly to make the projects of livestock and fisheries time-fitting and people-oriented.

With breakthrough of the projects fish production and farmers income has been enhanced contributing a lot to bolstering country's economy.

The state minister was addressing a meeting on the occasion of his visit to a cage-fish farming project in the river Padma at Pirijpur School area under Godagari Upazila in Rajshahi as the chief guest today.

He told the meeting the present government has taken initiative to make the rural people self-reliant through establishing fish and livestock farms in more than 3,000 unions.

The government is pledged bound to establish the country as role model.

He added that many people are improving their living and livelihood condition through fish farming after the best uses of the government supports.

With District Fisheries Officer Subash Chandra Shaha in the chair, Project Director Anwarul Haque and entrepreneur Shafiul Islam also spoke.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)