Raipur: Chhattisgarh is one of the leading states in the country in fish seed production. Now private sector units are also coming forward in the field of fish research. A Fish Research Center has been established in Rampur village adjacent to the capital Raipur with the technical assistance of Thai scientists. Dr. C. Suvarna, Chief Executive of the National Fisheries Development Board, has reached Chhattisgarh during a two-day visit here. Dr. C. Suvarna inspected the aqua genetic center of fish farming in Rampur village of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district. Along with this, Dr. Suvarna also inaugurated a large private fish feed center with a production capacity of 100 tonnes per day located in village Baikoni of Simga development block of the same district. This Mandal Aquatech Pvt. Ltd. is being set up. Dr. Suvarna met women groups and farmers in the field of fisheries and encouraged them.
Aqua Genetics has been established in about 100 acres in Rampur of Balodabazar Bhatapara
Chief Executive Dr. Suvarna appreciated the work being done by the Government of Chhattisgarh to promote fisheries in Chhattisgarh and expressed happiness over better implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in Chhattisgarh. He congratulated and congratulated Chhattisgarh for two national awards for fisheries. Dr. Suvarna said that it is a very good thing that Chhattisgarh is making rapid and scientific progress on every component of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. Here the work of fish farming in open mines by women groups is inspiring.
fish farming in chhattisgarh
It is noteworthy that this center of Aqua Genetic has been established by joint venture of M Hatchery Raipur and Manit Group Thailand. In this research center, Thailand’s scientists will also provide training along with research. Spread over an area of about 100 acres, this research center is engaged in research on genetics of fish as well as production of tilapia fish seed. Apart from this, fish farmers will also be given training in the latest techniques of fish farming. This is the first center of its kind in Chhattisgarh and the country to be set up in the private sector.
Joint Venture of M Hatchery Raipur and Manit Group Thailand
The research center set up in village Rampur will enable the farmers of the entire country including Chhattisgarh to supply quality fish seeds. With this, Chhattisgarh will make rapid progress in the field of fish production. Apart from this, the farmers of the state will be able to get fish feed at a low rate at the local level with the commencement of the large fish feed centre.
National Fisheries Development Board
Dr. Suvarna, CE of National Fisheries Development Board, also observed the fish farming being done by cage culture method in closed mines by Kherwari women self-help group of Simga development block. 12 cages have been prepared by the group for fish farming. The cost of this project is Rs 36 lakh. For this, 60 percent grant has been given under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana and 40 percent from DMF. During his stay, he also visited the large biofloc unit located at village Pikridih of Tilda development block of Raipur district. It is noteworthy that for its establishment, farmer Anju Mishra has received 60 percent subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. The total cost of this unit is Rs. 50 lakhs. Tilapia and horn fish are being reared in this unit.