THE FISHY FISH PONDS
Something is fishy of fish ponds, numbering about twenty thousand costing about 400 crore rupees, under the Aquaculture Mission, launched last year. The Meghalaya State Planning Board has decided to conduct an inspection, whether such ponds have been actually constructed in the state. This should cut down the import of fish from outside the state. The present demand is about thirty one metric tonnes per year, while production within the state is about six thousand tonnes. A report on the fishy fish ponds is also awaiting from different departments on the implementation of the integrated Basic Development Livelihood Programme. Following which a white paper would be submitted to the government of the actual status of the fishy fish ponds.