In a bid to meet the rising demand for fish and to encourage fish farmers in the state, 21 free coracles were distributed to selected fishermen in a program held at Western Gate of Kangla Gate in Imphal west on Feb 07. The distribution program was organised by the Valley District Fisherman's Co-Operative Federation Ltd in collaboration with Karnataka State Co-Operative Fisheries Federation Ltd, Mysore. "This coracle is somewhat advanced technology and one more new technology is coming up. We will show the farmers the most advanced coracles also. This is more advanced than the traditional ones" says K Nabachandra Singh, Chairman of the Valley Districts Fisherman's Co-operative Federation Ltd.