North Gazette News/Wuxi (China)
Punjab government on Thursday announced to setup a state of the art fish feed factory in the state.
The decision to setup fish feed factory to provide quality feed to aqua farms in Punjab was taken after discussion with Wuxi modern fish feed factory
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said that Fish feed factory would provide nourishment enriched quality feed to fish in the aqua farms.
Badal was apprised by the experts that the entire operation in this ultra modern factory was controlled by single computerised control station, thereby minimising the need for labour besides saving lot of time, money and energy.
He was informed that this modern fish feed factory was equipped with the hi-end technology and machinery, in which the raw materials were fed from one side while the processed feed comes out of the other end thus preventing the chances of contamination in the feed.
The experts at the factory also apprised Badal that the plant could produce different feed suitable for the various species of the fish adding that the feed was produced while keeping different stages of growth of fish in mind.
Evincing keen interest in the project that could prove to be a boon for promoting pisciculture in the state, Badal solicited the support of the Chinese experts in setting up this plant in the state.
He said that the state government would bear all the expenses for setting up this plant in the state at a cost of Rs 10 crore (excluding the land cost), so that the Punjabi farmers could be immensely benefitted from it. Mr. Badal said that fishery could help in transforming the lives of Punjabi farmers in order to tide over the severe agrarian crisis due to the ever escalating input costs and lack of remunerative returns on their produce. He also hoped that this step would also give a much needed impetus to the state government’s flagship program of crop diversification.