4th May 2017, Chennai
ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai signed a MoU with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited for technology transfer of Vannami plus under ARYA programme. The company envisaged to use ‘Vannami plus’ of CIBA in their own farms and also to supply the small and medium size farmers in their close locality which is expected to have impact on the local farming community around Ongloe in AP, by reducing the cost of production of shrimp
Dr. K.K. Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA indicated the effectiveness of Vannami plus in bringing down the cost of shrimp production and increasing the profitability of shrimp farming. He also highlighted that a company led by an youth, Mr. Sudhakar, will set an example for more youth to come under the Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) programme. He emphasized the risk factor to be considered in the new venture and emphasized the entrepreneur to become a success model.
ICAR-CIBA has developed cost effective and quality feed shrimp feed using indigenous feed ingredients for vannamei farming, and the feed is promoted as the ‘Vannami plus’.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)