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Minister urges fishery societies to join Fair

Source: Chronicle News Service / DIPR

 

Imphal, November 02 2021: Fisheries minister S Rajen Singh has appealed to the JAC of the Fisheries' Cooperative Society Manipur, not to Stay away from Fish fair-cum-Fish Crop Competition, 2021 .

The minister made the appeal during a press briefing held at the conference hall of the minister at Old Secretariat on Tuesday in'the aftermatn of reports in local dailies regarding the non-par ticipation of some fishery societies of the state in the fish fair 2021, because of non-payment of National Cooperative Development Society, NCDC subsidies.

Clarifying on the reports, minister Rajen said that beneficiaries of fishery societies under NCDC have to deal with the said issue with the Manipur Cooperative Society and that it is not related with the fishery department.

The minister said the schedule and location of this year's ftsh festival has been already been set at Mapal Kangjeibung, on the western side of Johnstone Higher Secondary School on November 5, 2021 .

It is being organised as a part of Ningol Chakkouba, one of the biggest festivals of the state, he said and maintained that Local Sareng (Wallago attu) will also be put on sale/display at the fair.

At this juncture, JAC of Fishery Societies' call for not participating in the festival is disheartening, the minister said and reiterated his appeal to the fishery societies to cooperate with the government and to join the Fish fair-cum-Fish Crop Competition, 2021 .

The media briefing was also attended by Fishery joint secretary Neeta Arambam, director H Balkrishna Singh and cooperative officers of fishery department.