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Fish Farming
Fish Farming

Chinta Devi a Self Help Group member of Sai Ram SHG who is living in a remote Village Beaulian of Block Pouni, DistrictReasi is a happy fish farmer who is earning a respectable livelihood out of fish farming. Like an old saying,”Born To Fish…Forced To Work”, Chinta Devi is a sincere, hardworking and dedicated Woman who always dreamt of excelling in fisheries. She received assistance from the Jammu & Kashmir state Rural Livelihood Mission JKSRLM (UMEED) in the year 2017-18 in the form of Revolving Fund (Rs 15000),  Community Investment Fund (Rs 40000) & Bank Linkage (Rs 50000). The yearly production of fish from her pond of 0.3 ha is approximately 350-400 kgs and amounting to Rs 70,000 -80,000/year which contributed towards family income and improved the economic condition of the family. The fishes produced are being sold locally and in nearby markets. She stated that besides training facilities, the UMEED has provided various aids from time to time in the form of cash, method and technical knowledge through field visits. She expressed her gratefulness to JKRLM (Umeed) for all kinds of help and encouragement extended to her. She also stated that if fish farming is taken up with proper technical knowledge it is productive and the unemployment problem is solved to some extent. She encouraged other people to grow more fish so that improving in fish yield can both meet the demand of the region and lower the price of fish in that region.”Lowering the price of any commodity means more people can afford to buy and less people go hungry” she said. She has started her business to motivate people around him by doing small scale farming practices and also to give self-employment for self-sufficiency.