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This Ningol Chakkouba, will Manipuris get to taste fresh Sareng?

Indigenous fish of Manipur are fast losing their breeding grounds as the size of wetlands in the state is gradually diminishing. With the dying of their breeding grounds, native fish species are fighting a losing battle in their own habitat.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 19 Sept 2022, 6:42 am

Fish farming in Manipur (PHOTO: IFP)
Fish farming in Manipur (PHOTO: IFP)

Soon it would be Ningol Chakkouba time, one of the biggest festivals of Manipur, and the state Director of Fisheries recently announced that fresh Sareng, a widely preferred delicacy in the state, would be made available this Ningol Chakkouba, which falls on October 27. Last Ningol Chakkouba, people did get a glimpse of the indigenously bred Sareng with fingerlings brought from outside, which was on display at the annual fish fair in Imphal. The state government also launched Manipur Sareng Project in July 2021 with an objective to make fresh Sareng available to the people of the state. However, indigenous fish of Manipur are fast losing their breeding grounds as the size of wetlands in the state is gradually diminishing. With the dying of their breeding grounds, native fish species are fighting a losing battle in their own habitat. WATCH VIDEO

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