Nayachar island in West Bengal to generate solar power

01 Apr 2022

Nayachar, a fishing island off Haldia in East Midnapore, destined to be a chemical hub during the Left Front regime, is now prepared for solar power generation and aquaculture.

Bengal commerce and industry minister Partha Chatterjee said at a cabinet meeting that the state government aimed to use the island in an environmentally responsible manner and that making it a renewable energy centre was the first step toward that objective.

Coastal regulations require that Nayachar be utilised for sustainable development since it is a eco-fragile zone with sensitive soil condition.

In other words, there can be no substantial building on the island, which is why the state administration intends to boost aquaculture.

Aquaculture, often known as aqua-farming, is the regulated production of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, algae, and other valuable water creatures such as aquatic plants.

Benfish, part of the state fisheries department, has already taken steps to improve local fishermen's livelihoods.

The administration now plans to take things a step further by repairing and establishing new aquaculture operations.

If all goes according to plan, Nayachar might become the country's next great eco-tourism destination.

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