Fisheries

State Public Information Officers (SPIOs)

In pursuance of the directive received from General Administration & Control Department, Government of Mizoram vide L/No. F.14011/2/2012-GAD(RTI) date Aizawl, the 25th January 2021, the Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to appoint the following State Public Information Officers (SPIOs) in all the Department of CADC as per Section 5(1) of the RTI ACT, 2005 to provide information under the Act.

Executive Committee – Portfolios

In excercise of the powers conferred under Rule 30 of Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2020 and as amended from time to time, the portfolios among the members of the Executive Committee of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council are allocated as shown below with immediate effect.

Hand Book on ‘Composite Fish Culture System’ released

Kamalanagar, 25 March, 2021: A hand book on ‘Composite Fish Culture System’ published by Fishery Department, Chakma Autonomous District Council was released today by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC, witnessed by Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC and Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Executive Member, CADC in a function organised in the CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar.

Hon’ble CEM, CADC releasing the book on composite fish culture

The programme was also attended by HODs of CADC and fish farmers from different villages.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma while speaking in the programme emphasized for adoption of land based economy for economic development of the area given the availability of land and poor economic condition of the people.

He further added, “We are traditionally poor and so need to identify such trades which require less investment but fetches return within a year. Accordingly we have identified wet rice cultivation, fishery, piggery and poultry to be emphasised.”

He said that the Fishery Department has been further equipped with six persons having been successfully trained recently as Fishery Demonstrator.

“Our endevour is to make ourselves self-sufficient in fish production and cut the demand for fish from Silchar which is estimated to be more than Rs.50 lakh per month in terms of cost”, he stressed while pointing to the economic benefit the community would gain if the demand can be met by the local fish farmers.

For the benefit of the fish farmers he proposed that introduction of digital helpline can be contemplated in the near future.

He has urged for professionalism in every walks of life while regretting the lack of it in our people whether it is the politician, a government service employee, a business man or a farmer.

Dg. H. Nutan Chakma, DFDO in his brief report stated that the Hand book would be useful for the fish farmers which have been prepared in Chakma language using Bengali script in addition to an English version keeping in view of the old generation who are more familiar with Bengali.

He said, “The Hand book would provide technical knowhow on composite fish culture at zero cost on the part of the farmer”.

He has explained that composite fish culture is rearing of different species of fish together for which right knowledge about selection of compatible species is important so that predatory species are excluded.

Training on ‘Composite Fish Culture System’ conducted

Kamalanagar, 21 December, 2019: Department of Fishery, Chakma Autonomous District Council inaugurated the 3-Day training on ‘Composite Fish Culture System’ at Kamalanagar sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad. Some 50 fish farmers attended the training programme.

Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, addressing the trainees

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC and Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, EM i/c Fisheries graced the inaugural programme as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.

The training will be given to some 300 selected fish farmers in six batches all over CADC and it will be conducted at Longpuighat and Borapansury besides Kamalanagar. All the trainees will be provided manual on composite fish culture. The training is an outcome of constant effort with NFDB to avail various schemes under it. The CEM speaking informed that there is another project namely “Development of Fish Farming in CADC” submitted through the state government which did not materialize due to delay in submission. He assured it will be pursued the next time.

While urging the fish farmers to take up fish farming with commercial interest the CEM asserted that we have to be fed up of living in poverty and take the profession as a challenge to make a living out of it. He informed that on enquiry from the fish suppliers from Silchar and Lunglei it has been estimated that at least business to the tune of Rs.20 lakh get transacted on fish supply to Kamalanagar per month. “This 20 lakh can be yours and this training programme is being conducted with that object”, he said to the trainees.

“To make fish farming a business we have to leave behind the primitive way and adopt the modern way of fish culture and the purpose of this training is to equip you with the modern ways”.

Fish farmers attending the training on Composite Fish Culture System

While explaining how fish farming can be a wise choice over wet rice cultivation he said fish farming is more profitable and if it fetches money rice can be bought which is in abundance.

In stressing the need to be competitive in pricing the local fish with respect to fish from Silchar he urged for commercial scale production of fish.

Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya speaking in the programme reminded that fish supplied from Silchar are medicated and not fresh and therefore less healthy and less tasty. He also said that we can give a competition to the fish supply business as our area has the potential for fish farming.

Four MDCs of Chakma Council Sworn-in as Executive Member

Kamalanagar, 20 November: The remaining four Executive Members of the new Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council were sworn-in today. With this the Executive Committee of CADC gets to full strength of eight members including the Chief Executive Member.

The MDCs who were sworn-in as Executive Member are Dangu Parimal Chakma, Dangu Buban Kumar Chakma, Dangu Amit Kumar Chakma and Dangu Purna Muni Chakma. They were appointed by His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram on recommendation of the new Chief Executive Member Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya. Continue reading