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ICAR-CIBA signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s. Shree Rudra animal health Pvt. Ltd., East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh for eco-friendly biofloc based multi-phased nursery/grow-out shrimp farming technology transfer

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ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Shree Rudra animal health Pvt. Ltd., East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh for eco-friendly biofloc based multi-phased nursery/grow-out shrimp farming technology transfer on 27th November, 2021.

During the occasion Dr. K.P. Jithendran, Director, ICAR-CIBA highlighted the importance eco-friendly and sustainable farming practices to the Indian shrimp industry and potential of such technologies in ensuring intensification and high-density farming. He described the scientific strength of the institute in biofloc technology and assured of providing all required support for the successful implementation of this programme.

Mr. S. Srikanth Sudheer Reddy, Managing Director, M/s Shree Rudra animal health Pvt. Ltd., East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, expressed their commitment in the program and working towards an eco-friendly aquaculture.

Dr. A. Panigrahi, Principal Scientist and Team leader briefly explained about the significance of this MoU. He articulated that by manipulating the carbon to nitrogen (C: N) ratio in the culture system which facilitates the production of beneficial microbial biomass that absorbs the nitrogenous wastes in the pond water for its multiplication and biofloc development which itself is an in situ feed source for the growing shrimp. Biofloc facilitates in keeping the water quality clean and reduces the external application of feed thereby reducing the cost of production. Dr. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Principal Scientist, Officer-in-Charge of PME and team members of ITMU of CIBA coordinated the programme. Dr. T.N. Vinay, Scientist, Crustacean Culture Division proposed the vote of thanks.