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Indigenous Feed Mill established at Haryana with ICAR-CIBA Technology Received Appreciation for Excellent Performance from Government Of Haryana on the occasion of World Fisheries Day

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World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21st November to highlight the importance of fisheries and aquaculture and to ensure sustainability in this sector. On this occasion, the fisheries department, Govt. of Haryana organized a meeting at Siwani, Bhiwani district and presented the awards to the best farmers and entrepreneurs. In yet another recognition for the research initiatives of Chennai-based institute, a start-up company from Charkhi Dadri district, Haryana, adopted the technology of CIBA in formulating desi shrimp feeds and won the accolades as best entrepreneur for excellent performance. Shri. J.P. Dalal, Senior Cabinet Minister presented the award to Mr. Anil Kumar, Managing Director, M/s. Dr. Attar Aqua Feeds for the best entrepreneur under large feed mill category. Formulation of this feed on a commercial scale by the Haryana-based company helped reducing the production cost in shrimp aquaculture in north India, particularly inland states like Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and effectively contributing towards doubling of farmers’ income. The company started operation in 2018 and currently having a installed capacity of 20 tonnes per day. Hundreds of shrimp farmers are still getting the benefits of this feed in their aquaculture ventures. It is estimated that the production cost could be reduced by 20 per cent with the commercialization of ICAR-CIBA’s desi feed technology.