Large number of people throngs at Imphal fish fair
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 29, 2019: Large number of people thronged at fish fair cum fish crop competition held at DM college campus here, organised by the Manipur Fishery department in connection with Ningol Chakkouba festival, one of the biggest festival in Manipur.
Ningol Chakkouba is a festival in which married women are invited at their parental homes to enjoy a sumptuous lunch with fish as the main menu.
Farmers who could produce 1000 kg of fish were allowed to participate in the fish fair cum crop competition.
Fish farmers from different districts of the state participated in the competition selling varieties of fishes at about 30 stalls.
Fish mongers were also seen selling fish at the fair site.
The prices of fishes range from Rs 210 to Rs 650 per kg. Catla weighing below 1kg costs Rs 210, 2kg and above costs Rs 270 and 5 kg and above costs Rs 350 per kg; Rohu and Mrigal weighing below 1kg costs Rs 210, 2kg and above costs Rs 280 and 5 kg and above costs Rs 350 per kg; Common Carp below 1kg costs Rs 200, 2kg and above costs Rs 250 and 5 kg and above costs Rs 280 per kg; Grass Carp below 1kg costs Rs 210, 2kg and above costs Rs 250, 3 kg and above costs Rs 310 and 5 kg and above costs Rs 350 per kg; Silver Carp weighing below 3 kg costs Rs 150 per kg and above 3kg costs Rs 180 per kg; Pengba and Khabak (indigenous fish) weiging below 40 gm costs Rs 450 per kg and above 300 gm costs Rs 650 per kg; and Ngaton (indigenous fish) costs Rs 450 per kg.
The competition carries award of Rs 1 lakh for the winner, Rs 70 thousand for the first runner and Rs 50 thousand for the second runner. Highest producer of indigenous fish will be awarded as um of Rs 20 thousand and there will be 20 consolation prizes of Rs 10 thousand each.
People thanked the department for organising the festival in connection with Ningol Chakkouba.
It has not been confirmed how much fish were gathered at the fair till the filing of this report.