Assam to dig 2,000 ponds for self-sufficiency in fish production


Guwahati: The Assam government has taken a decision to create 2,000 ponds for  self-sufficiency in production. 

State Forest & Environment and Fisheries Minister  Parimal Suklabaidya said that efforts must be made to create 2,000 ponds under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana on Thursday. 

Minister Suklabaidya asked the Fisheries Joint Secretary cum Director MK Debnath to identify the required area of land for creating 2,000 ponds measuring 1 hectare each in consultation with deputy commissioners and district fisheries development officers.

Taking to his Twitter Minister Suklabaidya wrote, “Asked the Joint Secretary cum Director Fisheries to identify suitable lands for creation of 2,000 ponds measuring 1 hectare each under PMMSY in consultation with DCs within two months to make the State self sufficient on the fish production front”


As per a local report, the minister asked for a detailed report on the progress of the work within two months.

Director MK Debnath said a preliminary survey has been carried out regarding availability of land in different districts for the proposed ponds.