July 9, 2018
Bengal Govt organises workshop for women engaged in fishing sector
The State Fisheries Department recently organised a workshop, at its office in Haldia block of Purba Medinipur district, to train women engaged in the fishing sector to make and repair fishing nets. This would add another dimension to their livelihoods.
The weekly workshop (since the women had to make time out of their work) was run for one-and-a-half months. Making a cast net takes around 15 days and it costs Rs 500 to 550. These are usually sold for around Rs 3,000. Hence, the women can earn a decent income.
There are different types of cast nets. Not just from those who catch fish, different types of nets are in big demand from hatcheries too. The State Government is constantly setting up, or helping in the setting up of hatcheries across the State, more so in the southern coastal districts. Various types of fish are cultivated both for domestic consumption and export to other countries and other States of India.
Source: Khabar 365 Din