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    The Fish Food Festival was recently held in Rangareddy as part of Telangana State’s decennial formation day celebrations. The festival aimed to promote the local fish industry and celebrate its progress. The Rangareddy District Fisheries Department organized the event, which was inaugurated by Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy.

    During the festival, the Minister highlighted the significant progress made in the fisheries sector. She noted that the area has shifted from relying on Andhra Pradesh for fish to having an abundant supply of fish in local ponds. This achievement was attributed to the implementation of Mission Kakatiya, which involved a substantial investment of 10 thousand crores over three years for pond restoration and siltation works.

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    The Minister expressed satisfaction with the remarkable transformation of dry ponds into thriving reservoirs, even during the dry season. She also highlighted the expansion of the free fish release program, which now covers 765 ponds in the district. Additionally, the government is committed to improving the living standards of fishermen and fisherwomen by establishing new societies and providing income opportunities.

    Regarding support for the fish industry, the Minister mentioned the provision of marketing facilities with 75 percent subsidies and the allocation of vehicles worth 900 crores to enhance the livelihoods of fishermen. The fish industry has seen substantial growth, with a production of approximately 9,000 tons and an estimated income of 138 crores.

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    The event was attended by Ibrahimpatnam MLA ManchireddyKishan Reddy, ZP Chairperson Anita Reddy, MLC YeggeMallesham, District Fisheries Officer Sukriti, officials, fishermen, and members of the general public.

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