Imphal, Oct 19: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that the fishery department of the state government will award Rs. One lakh for the best fish farmers who produce largest quantity of fish in the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Second best producer will be awarded a sum of rupees 70 thounsand and the third best fish producer will be awarded a sum rupees 60 thousands. Besides cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- will also be awarded to those fish farmers who produce indigenous fishes.
This is being announced by the chief minister to encourage the fish farmers of the state.
The Chief Minister further said that due to frequent flood there may be shortage of fish in the upcoming Ningol Chakkouba festival. Inorder to encourage fish traders the govt. will bear transportation charges of the fish N. Biren added.