The state Fisheries department will open its food stall “All fish” before the Pujas.
The West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Department (WBHIDCO) will hand
over 100 hectare of water-bodies in New Town to the State Fisheries Department Corporation (SFDC).
A space in Eco Park’s Heliconia garden will also be given to SFDC to set up its stall “All fish,” The decision was taken at the board meeting held on Saturday. It was presided over by the Chairman of WBHIDCO, Debashish Sen.
The decision to hand over the water bodies was based upon a directive of the Chief Minister MamataBanerjee that different departments should hand over water bodies to the fisheries department for fish farming at a meeting presided over by her on June 3 in the Town Hall.
Accordingly, the water bodies at Upasanashthal (8.74 hectare), water treatment plant (30 hectare), Eco Urban village (15 hectare), SWM area (30 hectare), Diler bheri (17 hectare) were identified to be handed over to SFDC on a 50: 50 profit sharing basis after a moratorium of one year.
The Eco Park Lake, however, would continue to be with HIDCO.
The “All fish” stall will be given on a rental basis. Soumyajit Das, MD of SFDC in a discussion after the
board meeting indicated that he would try to open the “All fish” stall in Eco Park by October 2.
It was also decided that HIDCO would source its fish requirements for Café Ekante from SFDC as much as possible. SFDC already runs a stall in Nalban.
The All fish stall will be a star attraction at Prakriti Tirtha as the tourists from other states and countries would love to taste the various preparations of fish, staple to Bengali cuisine.
As the “All fish” stall will be opened before the Pujas it is likely to grab attention. Café Ekante - a House boat restaurant in Prakriti Tirtha have become very popular among the visitors. The footfall of visitors to Eco Park is 52 lakh till date.