Tentha Dinamani tops in Manipur fish crop competition

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Imphal: L. Dinamani Singh of Tentha, Thoubal district has snatched the First position by producing 28,380 kg of fish in the Fish Fair cum Fish Crop Competition, 2022 organised by the Directorate of Fisheries, Manipur on the Ningol Chakouba eve, October 26 at Hapta Kangjeibung, here.

Ningthem Ningombam of Sabungkhok, Imphal East stood at Second position. He produced a total of 22,090 kg of fish.

The Third position went to Salam Unil Shanta Singh of Khordak, Bishnupur district. He produced 20,332 kg of fish.

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K. Nabachandra Singh of Wangoi, Imphal West was named Highest Indigenous Fish Producer. He produced 5,880 kg of indigenous fish.

K. Dineshwor Singh, Bishnupur DFO was named Highest Fish Production Officer for Valley category while E. Rameshwor Singh, Churachandpur DFO was named as Highest FishProductionOfficer for Hill category. Both the officers produced 35,362 kg and 2,940 kg of fish respectively.

The result of the competition was announced on Monday.

It listed 20 consolation prize winners and among them Heisnam Rabi Singh of Keirenphabi, Bishnupur was the highest fish producer. He produced 7,160 kg.

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The total fish produced in the fish crop competition was recorded 1,27,777 kg.

A total of 155 stalls were opened, provided free of cost to farmers. The travelling allowance for fish farmers will be reimbursed. During the fish fair fish varieties like Catla, Rohu, Mirgal, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Silver Carp and among the indigenous fishes Pengba/Khabak, Ngaton, Ngahei, Ukabi (Anabus), Porom (Murrel) and Tunghanbi (Tilapia) were displayed, he added.

The first prize carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh with certificate while the second and third prize carry Rs 70,000 and Rs 50,000 along with certificate respectively. The highest producer of indigenous fish award carries a cash prize of Rs 20,000 while the consolidation prizes carry Rs 10,000 each.

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The award is generally distributed on National Fish Farmers’ Day that falls on July 10.

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