JK gets trout fish feed mill from Holland
Jammu, Apr 17: Jammu and Kashmir will have the latest Trout Fish Feed Mill (TFFM) by June this year as the mill, which has been shipped from Holland, is undergoing installation process.
"This is first state of art technology based Trout Fish Feed Mill (TFFM) not only in J&K but in the country. It would be fully operational by first week of June in the state", Director Fisheries, Showkat Ali, told PTI.
Trout Feed Mill has been shipped from Holland recently and has been assembled and grouted to the foundation by the engineers and suppliers in Manasbal belt in the outskirts of Srinagar summer capital city.
"The civil work is going on at the site. After its completion trial runs would be carried out by April 25 by the foreign experts who will arrive here to train the people", Ali said.
The coming up of Rs 10 crore Manasbal Trout Feed Mill would be to boost trout production in the state and ensure availability of feed to the government and private fish farms, he said.
The plant will be equipped with latest machinery procured from Holland for which the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) has provided 90 per cent funds.
The state Trading Corporation, Government of India (GoI) invited global tenders for supply of fee mill and process was completed last year and tendered granted to Holland based company.
"This will also give to trout farming in the Asia", Director said adding that it will go in long way to ensure multi-fold increase in Trout fish farming in the state.
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