Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that special cell would be opened in state fisheries department for speedy redressal of the grievances of those engaged in fishfarming.
Addressing a function here, Mr Kumar said fisheries had a greater role to play for increasing the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) of the state and the government was committed to tapping the potentials in this sector.
''Agriculture has a broad spectrum having fisheries, dairying, horticulture and floriculture and these sectors require priority to achieve the desired result of improving contributions in the GDP of the state'' he said.
Mr Kumar said after according the agriculture status to the fisheries, the sector was expected to grow fast as all sorts of facilities including the electricity at subsidised rates would be provided to it.
''The existing provision of single phase line in rural areas under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Programme will not serve the puropse in giving a boost to the agriculture sector'' he said adding that the Centre should change the concerned rules for providing three phase line in villages.