The government has declared two villages in the country as ‘fisheries village’ and those would be developed as ideal villages to be followed by other villages.
As per the instruction from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL), the Department of Fisheries (DoF) issued an announcement to this end on Monday marking the Mujib Borsho.Under the announcement, Dakshin Bishiura village at Sadar upazila under Netrokona and Haloishar village under Naria upazila of Shariatpur will be developed as prosperous villages under the implementation of government special programme ‘My village, My city (amar gram, amar sahar).
A plan has been taken for employment generation and livelihood development locally by extending various opportunities, including infrastructure development, fisheries and agro industries, farm mechanization and agricultural diversification under the programme, said an official release.
The Fisheries Department is implementing a number of programmes in these two villages which include implementation of scientific fisheries programme at all ponds and water bodies in the village, formation of fish farmer groups, training and exhibition of package-based pond fisheries, alternative employment generation and disbursement of credit assistance, social-based fisheries management group formation for open water bodies and women empowerment through developing community savings group, the release added.
Apart from this, deep tube-well and sanitary latrine installation, road construction, tree plantation, initiative to set up poultry and livestock treatment facilities for the rural beneficiaries and ensuring hundred percent education for the rural people also will be implemented in this two villages with the assistance of other government agencies.