Fish culture

Lower part of Comilla district, major working zone of CCDA activities is a flood-prone area where vast land remained under flood water for about 6 to 7 months, and farmers hardly managed harvesting only one crop. With the technology and financial support from CCDA in the last couple of years, beneficiaries in the surrounding areas are doing intensive fish culture on cooperative basis, and making windfall profits. During rainy season, community converts the small plots of land into larger water body through building enclave (gher) or repairing the embankments, and making the water body (low lying land) ready for fish culture under cooperative arrangement. This system of community managed fish culture has started to play vital role in the rural economy in terms of generating employment and additional income, and every year new projects are being undertaken by the community.