News last update:7 Aug 2012

India close to building first sophisticated fish feed mill

India's first sophisticated fish feed mill is destined for Mansabal near Srinagar in the north of India and is due to be operational soon. This is according to India's Minister of state for fisheries, Ajaz Ahmed Khan, who inspected the site of the feed mill over the weekend.

The cost of the project is expected to be of Rs. 11 crore ($1.99 million) with technical collaboration from Holland.
First of its kind in the country, it will be a fully computer operated system with no manual intervention and can even be operated from the source via satellite.
The production capacity of the mill will be one tonne per hour and will ensure minimal feed wastage.

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