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New Delhi : Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala shall launch the River Ranching Programme at Brijghat, Garh Mukteshwar, Uttar Pradesh,  on October 8, 2021, during 10. am to 12 noon, in the presence of Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of UP.

Rajendra Agarwal,  Member of Parliament from Meerut Lok Shabha Seat, UP,  Kamal Singh Malik,  MLA, Garhmukteshwar, UP, Jatindra Nath Swain, Secretary, DoF, GOI, Dr C Suvarna, Chief Executive, NFDB, Hyderabad, Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries), DoF, GOI, and other dignitaries from NFDB, DoF and local bodies, will also be present on the occasion.

Four other states namely Uttarakhand, Odisha, Tripura, and Chhattisgarh, will also witness the launching of nationwide River Ranching programme.

In Uttar Pradesh, about 15 lakh fish fingerlings of native carp species shall be simultaneously released into the river in 12 districts by the department. These districts include Bulandshahr/Hapur, Hardoi, Bijnor, Amroha, Fatehpur, Kanpur, Badayun, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Varanasi, and Ghazipur, according to a PIB release.