May 28, 2018
Riding on the popularity of budget tourism, Benfish sees profit for the first time
Benfish, the State fishermen’s cooperative, has seen profits for the first time. This historic achievement has been made possible by the Trinamool Congress Government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Benfish is the acronym for West Bengal State Fishermen’s Cooperative Federation Limited. It is run by the State Fisheries Department. A neglected organisation during the erstwhile Left Front era, the present Government has brought the organisation from red to black.
The major reason for profiting is the successful operating of the lodges under the organisation. These lodges are affordably priced, and their popularity is also directly linked to the encouraging of budget tourism, for which the Tourism and Transport Departments also play major roles.
Online booking has been introduced; hence booking slips are no longer required. On reaching a lodge, just showing the booking number sent on mobile phone is enough. Besides affordability, another reason for booking these lodges is the availability of tasty and healthy fish dishes, which is the speciality of Benfish.
Though budget hotels, the rooms are of very good quality. Then, the personnel running these lodges have been provided with special hospitality training.
According to the Fisheries Minister, the department has plans for opening more lodges.
Source: Khabar 365 Din