Murugan advised the farmers to adopt the latest technology in fish farming so that they could come up to the mainstream and meet the demands of consumption and also exports, particularly of freshwater fish.
He also visited the famous Aharbal Waterfall, where he stocked the trout and carp seed in the Aharbal (Veshow) stream.
Murugan also flagged off two mobile veterinary units from Aharbal.
He said that the nation was witnessing holistic development and progress in every field with the Centre working in close coordination with state and union territory governments.
Murugan appealed to the youth to come forward and become a part of nation-building.
He was apprised that the Fisheries Department had established hatcheries in all the districts and was supplying fingerling fish to the farmers.
Murugan was also informed that the sale centres had been established at various locations to increase the market availability of the trout.
Earlier, he visited an integrated ultra-high-density farm at Modargam and also interacted with progressive farmers here.
Murugan complimented the district administration for the timely completion of various projects.
Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, Director of Animal Husbandry Purnima Mittal, and SSP Kulgam G V Sandeep were also present at the outreach programme.