Chhattisgarh to map water bodies to boost pisciculture

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The government of Chhattisgarh will undertake a survey using remote sensing technology for mapping the location of ponds, rivers and other water bodies to encourage fish farming in the State.

“The State has sufficient number of ponds, water bodies and rivers to produce fish of any variety. Therefore, the government is carrying out a remote sensing survey to identify location of these water bodies to use them for fish rearing,” a government official said here Wednesday.

Four tonnes of fish are being produced at each cage culture. So far, 475 tonnes fish was produced this way, he added. Farmers from Odisha, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh had visited the State to learn the technique. — PTI

Digital maps of water bodies will be prepared using remote sensing technology

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