GuwahatiAssam fisheries minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Thursday said efforts must be made to create 2,000 ponds under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in order to make the state self-sufficient in fish production.

The ponds will measure one hectare each, an official release said.

Suklabaidya asked the Fisheries Joint Secretary cum Director M K Debnath to identify the required area of land in consultation with deputy commissioners and district fisheries development officers.

The minister sought a detailed report on the progress of the work within two months.

Debnath said a preliminary survey has been carried out regarding availability of land in different districts for the proposed ponds.

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