STATE-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS FOR HIGHER AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
tanks, at the second largest yield rate in the country, i.e. 3,730 kg/ha/year, under FFDA. The state also has rivers and canals extending to 5,000 km, which is a good source of fish. Production of quality seed and feed within the state is a constraint, which if addressed could greatly contribute to furthering the yields as also diversification. The state needs to adopt the following measures/technologies to increase its fish production:
• Carp culture (6 tonnes/ha/year)
• Catfish culture (2 tonnes/ha/year)
• Setting up of multipurpose hatcheries and aqua-feed plants
• Freshwater prawn culture (1.5 tonnes/ha/year)
• Sport fisheries
Planning fish farming activities in Haryana on the above lines can increase the annual fish production form the state to 68,000 tonnes, with a scope for marketing of fish in Delhi as also making value added products.