Farm made aqua feed technology
The scaled down version of farm-made aqua feed unit developed by the institute can produce 20 kg of feed in an hour and costs Rs. 4 lakhs.The cost of feed works out to Rs. 30/kg and can be stored for 2 months. A study conducted among the beneficiaries in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district revealed that almost 94 percent of the WSHG members were willing to adopt this technology. The availability of raw materials (80%) and suffi cient space for drying the feed ingredients (96%) were identifi ed as crucial factors in adopting this technology.