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Commercially important Fishes on Yeshwant Sagar Reservoir, Indore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Govt. College, Niwali, Barwani, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 6-4, June,24 (2014)


Yeshwant sagar reservoir is a manmade reservoir. It was built by the then Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Holkar of Indore state. Yeshwant sagar reservoir is situated at 556 meter from the M.S.L. Average rainfall of Indore is about 35-45 inches. At that time population of Indore was 1.25 lakh. Government (1928) had started investing water problem and food problem, as a result Yeshwant sagar plan was built. This plan was made on river Gambhir with catchment area of 140 square kilometer. At present the reservoir water used for irrigation, domestic purpose and fish culture, on commercial scales. Present study were recoded in the year 2012-2013. 39 species of fish fauna were identified from Yeshwant sagar reservoir, 6 order, 10 family and 2 division.


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