Cabinet of Chhattisgarh adopts changes to the fisheries policy

Fisheries groups such as Dhimar, Nishad, Kenvat, Kahar, Kahra, Mallah, and fisheries cooperative society will be given priority to fishermen groups . Instead of a four-hectare irrigation reservoir, a two-hectare water area will be allotted per member or per individual .

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) (India), November 24 : According to a statement released by the state, amendments to the new fisheries policy would be given priority to fishermen groups such as Dhimar, Nishad, Kenvat, Kahar, Kahra, Mallah, and fisheries cooperative society in general areas for allotment of ponds and reservoirs.Instead of a four-hectare irrigation reservoir, a two-hectare water area will be allotted per member or per individual.The Cooperative Department has now been charged with the audit of the fisheries committees.The cooperative and fisheries department will now be required to perform a joint team audit under the newly developed fisheries act.

The water area under the control of urban authorities will however be leased by the urban entity concerned for a ten-year period, according to the release.

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