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Hilsa is back on the food menu bringing cup of joy for both fishermen communities and fish lovers

Paradip:20/8/18: With the increase in yield, Hilsa is back on the food menu bringing cup of joy for both fishermen communities and fish lovers.

Last week, a KG of Hilsa was being sold as high as Rs 800-1,200 range in Paradip and adjoining marketplaces. The price tag had reached prohibitive proportions. Buying Hilsa was a luxury which the fish lovers could ill-afford. But the prices have made a nosedive as per the market trend in Paradip since past two days following higher catch. It has come down to buyers’ affordable range of Rs 150-250 a KG.

“It’s good news for fishermen communities. The return from seasonal Hilsa fish is a bonus for them. Since past three years, hilsa catch was on a lower side. Those living on fishing wait for the hilsa season to earn the extra sum. But they were not able to reap additional benefits following low yield. We are hopeful of fishermen compensating the deficit of past years”, Paradip marine fisheries officer, Bharat Bhusan Sahoo.

The 2-month-long fishing ban from April 15- June 15 during the breeding season has apparently led to the boost in the yield. The fishing ban was effectively implemented this year. The fishermen communities also acted upon the government directions and stayed away from fishing during the prohibition period. Now they are reaping benefits by way of substantial Hilsa catch, he said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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