Five primary fishermen co-operative societies (PFCS) will now use 50 cages to catch fish in the Hirakund dam reservoir including Sambulpur, Jharsugude and Bargarh districts in Odisha. The fisheries department has set up these cages, reports Express News Service.
These cooperative societies are in Mahanadi and Mohammadpur in Sambalpur district, Banrepat and Chourasi in Jharsuguda district and Tamde in Bargarh district.
Official sources said the cage is made from synthetic material. Fingerlings of fast-growing varieties will be released into these cages. One cage will produce 30 quintal of fish in eight months.