[ Prafulla Kaman ]
RUKSIN, January 23: The Minister of Fisheries, Tage Taki, assured to approve the implementation of an integrated fish farming project in the lowlands of the village of Mirem, in the district of East Siang.
Taki gave the assurance after visiting the village and finding the area feasible for such a project.
The minister said he would approve the project after a field study by experts.
Pasighat West MP Ninong Ering, who was accompanying the minister, approached Taki with the request of the locals that a large fish pond be developed in the low-lying areas and the area be turned into a tourist spot.
The minister was also accompanied by Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara and Ruksin ADC Tajing Jonnom.
Earlier, Taki met MPAs in Pasighat West constituency and learned about agriculture and related activities adopted by farmers.
PRI leaders said that East Siang district, especially Ruksin subdivision, has large areas suitable for growing grain, oilseed, tea, rubber, etc. They called on the minister to take action to boost agricultural and horticultural activities in the district.
PRI leaders also urged Taki to take steps to establish a tea factory in the Ruksin region for the benefit of small-scale tea growers. They also made a request, seeking funds for the construction of a smokehouse for the rubber growers.