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India's Aquaculture Continues to Rise, thanks to research and technology

India sees fish production of over 6.8 million tonnes

January 22, 2009

India's Aquaculture Continues to Rise, thanks to research and technology
 
INDIA - Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar cited the contribution of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and other research institutes in achieving high level of agricultural production and effectively controlling plant and animal diseases in the country.

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society, Shri Pawar said that annual fish production of over 6.8 million tonnes had become possible mainly through research, capacity-building and technology transfer by the ICAR.

"We could ensure year-round availability of fish seed through the ICAR Mega seed project. Successful culture of tiger shrimp in inland ground saline waters of Haryana has opened up new avenues for farmers in the northern parts of the country. Production of an economical and indigenous shrimp feed based on ICAR technology would enable shrimp farmers achieve greater profits,’ Shri Pawar stated.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Kanti Lal Bhuria and India's top agricultural scientists.

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