Itanagar, October 29: The Centre has sanctioned an integrated aqua park for Arunachal Pradesh with an overall cost of Rs 43.59 crore for developing the fisheries sector in the state, an official said here on Saturday.
The aqua park will be set up at Tarin in Ziro Valley area of Lower Subansiri district, where a fish farm is already there.
Ziro Valley, mainly inhabited by the people belonging to the Apatani tribe, is known for paddy-cum-pisciculture cultivation in which paddy and fish are cultivated together in agricultural fields.
The Centre’s share of the project will be Rs 39.23 crore and the fund will be given in four instalments, the official said.
The state government received a letter in this regard from the Union ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying on Friday.
Tarin Fish Farm was set up at a high-altitude village in the district in 1985-1986 under a scheme of the North East Council (NEC), a nodal agency for the economic and social development of the region.
The farm surrounded by pine and bamboo groves is spread over a 7.4 hectares area having around 74 ponds. The farm is a popular tourist attraction and known for breeding high-altitude fish. (PTI)