Imphal: Fishery 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.
Rajen made the appeal while speaking reporters, here, on Tuesday.
He said the schedule of this year’s fish festival and place has been already announced recently.
It will be organised at Mapal Kangjeibung at the western side of Johnstone Higher Secondary School on Friday.
There has been report on local dailies regarding the non-participation of some fishery societies of the state in the fish fair 2021, because of non-payment of National Cooperative Development Society, NCDC subsidies.
Rajen clarified that the beneficiaries of fishery societies under NCDC have its deal with Manipur Cooperative Society. He said the matter is not related with the fishery department.
Local Sareng (Wallago attu) will also feature during the festival. Ningol Chakouba is the festival is one of the biggest festivals of the state. Fish fair is also being organised as a part of this festival. At this juncture some JAC of Fishery Societies’ call for not participating the festival is an unfortunate thing, he said.
He appealed the members of the fishery societies to cooperate with the government and to join the fish fai