Kolkata: State Fisheries department is taking a host of new initiatives to improve the overall condition of waterbodies across the state.
The senior officials are examining the satellite images to assess the conditions of the water bodies.
It was learnt that the department will procure most advanced satellite images through which the officials of the department will be able to assess the condition of various waterbodies.
Satellite images will give a proper picture of the water bodies even at the farthest corners of the state. After going through the satellite images, one will be able to know the condition of a particular waterbody and decide if it is suitable for pisciculture. After assessing the conditions of the waterbodies, the department would also make the waterbodies free from pollution.
One of the main purposes of the initiative is to get involved in pisciculture and the government will be providing technical assistance to them. It will also give them a detailed idea on how to improve the quality of water and this will increase the production of fishes.
According to a senior official of the fisheries department, if the project is a success, it can be model projects for other states as well.
Experts feel that examining water quality is an important contributing factor in the production of fishes. The quality of water always determines the increase in the production of fishes. Various parameters such as dissolved oxygen content in water, chlorophyll, water turbidity, water depth plays an important role in the development of pisciculture in the state.
Considering the various aspects, the state fisheries department will examine the quality of water of the ponds or any other waterbodies so that farmers will get some guidelines from the department before investing money in the fish cultivation
People involved in pisciculture would be getting immense benefits from the new techniques. Many of these people often incur losses after they cultivate fingerlings in the ponds without examining the water quality.
Many people in the villages depend on bank loans and later, they miserably fail to repay the loans if the fish cultivation was not good.