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Chandigarh

Rejuvenation Of govermemt Fish Seed Farm

Yadavindra S Rana | August 25, 2022 08:26 AM

CHANDIGARH:The government fish seed farm was set up on the regulatory end of the Sukhna Lake under the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Chandigarh..The Department has proposed to rejuvenate/ up-grade the Fish Farm to boost aquaculture and fish
activities in Chandigarh. The Team of fisheries experts from college of fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana, Punjab, visited the Fish Seed Farm to observe the facilities/infrastructure available at the Farm.

The recommendation of the Dean, GADVASU has been accepted by the Department to rejuvenate the Seed Farm. The project will help in developing and promoting eco-tourism and seed production to facilitate to breeding for Sukhna and other water bodies. The site has huge
potential due to its proximity with the garden of silence and bird park.
The presentation on the proposal of the Department has been held under the chairmanship of Mr Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration.
The Adviser has given the nod to the project to implement the same with the help of
Department of Forest and Wildlife, Chief Engineer and Chief Architect under the technical
guidance of Dean, College of Fisheries, GADVASU.
Scientist, GADVASU, Ludhiana gave the technical report of the project which has been recommended by the Secretary, AH&F and stated that a State-of-Art (Public Aquarium) will be set up as a part of rejuvenation of Govt. Fish seed farm Chandigarh. In the
presentation Director, AH&F apprised that a fish café will be established to offer Catch and Cook service to public. Gambusia fish culture unit will be strengthened at Govt. Fish Seed farm to provide the seedlings to the various Govt.  as well as private department/Agencies to
control Malaria in the area of U.T. Chandigarh. It will also allow department of expand scope of work and promote breeding of ornamental/mosquito control varieties of fishes.
During the meeting Adviser accorded his consent to sign MoU with GADVASU, Ludhiana to take advantage of their expertise for the project and other veterinary activities.
The meeting was attended by Secretary, Animal Husbandry & fisheries, Depty. Conservator Forest, Director AH& F, Chief Engineer, Town Planning, Chief Architect, Joint Director AH& F &, Scientist GADVASU.

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