Srinagar Jan 16: Mohammad Farooq Dar (JKAS), Special Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department in his maiden visit to district Anantnag extensively toured Asia’s largest Trout Fish Farming project Kokernag.
He recently took over the additional charge as Director Fisheries in addition to his own duties.
He also visited Trout Rearing unit at Verinag and Panzath Qazigund to take stock of various ongoing departmental activities especially breeding of trout fish.
He was accompanied by some senior officers of the Department including Joint Director South kashmir, Deputy Director Anantnag, Mohammad Sidiq Wani, Chief Project Officer TFFP Kokernag and Assistant Director Fisheries in service training school Kokernag.
He was warmly received by the farm managers, supervisors and other managing staff at TFFP Kokernag.
He was greeted with floral bouquets.
He was briefed about the ongoing large scaled breeding process of the trout fish (mainly Rainbow).
The Special Secretary himself observed the stage wise development of freshly fertilized ova which has been attained till date in the hatchery houses.
He expressed his deep joy over the remarkable achievement and visible progress which the dedicated employees who work day and night headed by senior Farm Supervisor Peer Manzoor Ahmad, have made possible in the project.
He also inspected the operationalization of trout feed mill and in service Fisheries Training School.
In the training school he interacted with the teaching faculty headed by principal and the newly joined trainees who are undergoing training for the current batch January to July 2023.
In the end he sought queries from the employees posted in the farm and the decades’ old daily waged workers.
He listened them keenly and assured of all the possible support from his end. He promised the employees that he will take up the highly genuine issue of pending DPC & Reorganization of the Non_Gazzetted Cadre in the Department and let no stone unturned to get them approved as soon as possible.