Fisheries minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Thursday inaugurated the Saraighat Wholesale Fish Market at Lokhra in the city.
The wholesale fish market has been set up jointly by FISHFED, Assam and Saraighat Agricultural Society.
The wholesale fish market which has become operational, will facilitate direct selling of different varieties of fish-by-fish farmers to retail outlets across Guwahati.
A live fish tank and weighing machine was also inaugurated by minister Suklabaidya on the fish market campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Suklabaidya thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the flagship programme ‘Pradhan Mantri Matysa Sampada Yojana’ which has immensely benefited fish farmers across the country, including Assam. “Assam has witnessed a sizable increase in fish production after the coming of the BJP led government in the state,” he quipped.
The minister also expressed his ambitious plan for full-scale introduction of local fish in all the markets to push the state towards a healthy fish consumption state and contribute towards the overall good health of the people. He also pitched in the importance of adoption of scientific and hygienic approaches in fish farming.
The inaugural function was attended by chairperson, FISHFED, Sushila Hazarika; vice chairman, FISHFED, Dilu Sarma; mayor, Gauhati Municipal Corporation, Mrigen Sarania; MD, FISHFED, Dr Dhrubajyoti Sarma and other dignitaries.