TN to set up trade centre for ornamental fish in Chennai

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The Tamil Nadu government will build a trade centre for ornamental fishes here to facilitate exports and increase production in public-private-partnership (PPP) mode at an outlay of Rs 50 crore, said Anitha R. Radhakrishnan, Minister for Fisheries, on Saturday.

Making the announcement in the Assembly, Radhakrishnan said there are about 2,000 families involved in farming and sale of ornamental fishes in Kolathur area here and the centre will benefit them.

The proposed trade centre will be built on international standards, the minister added.

He said fish landing centres will be built in Tuticorin, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kanyakumari, Cuddalore and Thanjavur districts.

–IANS

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