Trout and Snail food festival held at Poilwa

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Dimapur, June 10: The 1st ever ‘Trout and Snail food festival’ was held at Poilwa village under Peren district on June 9.
The festival was organized by Poilwa Village Council with an objective to promote indigenous aquatic species of trout fish and snails which are found in abundance at Poilwa village. At the same time, the Village Council also aims at promoting tourism industry in the village by way of organising Trout and Snail food festival every year as part of their endeavour to promote and develop Poilwa village into a tourist hub. Unlike other variety of fishes, the trout fish is sparsely found in Nagaland, and Poilwa village is one such area where the fish is found in abundance. Interestingly, the trout fish has been tagged as the tastiest fish in Nagaland, and therefore its demand in the markets is not meeting the demand of the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Sr. Tourist Officer, Peren expressed appreciation to the village council for organizing the 1st ever trout and snail festival in the district. She said the festival would not only promote their indigenous food within the state but would also induce the flow of tourist once it begins an annual event. She also urged the villagers to come forward and be the stakeholders in promoting and developing the village into a tourist village.
Officials from the departments of IPR, Employment, Evaluation, Forest etc attended the festival. (Page News Service)