Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad and Krishna district Collector B. Lakshmikantam on Tuesday inaugurated the Chandranna Aqua Farmers’ Centre that is aimed at helping the aqua farmers adopt latest brackish water practices, at Pata Upakali village. The Fisheries Department primarily focused on grooming the farmers in wild crab fattening and rearing technology, apart from encouraging them to tap solar power to maintain the pond.
Wild crab farming
The aim of the centre was to offer a demonstration on wild crab farming to the farmers. Fisheries Department Joint Director Md. Yakub Basha said that an estimated 4,000 farmers in the Diviseema area of the district would be keen on crab farming, and all the farmers could bank on the centre for basic training.
Mr. Lakshmikantam promised to supply aerators and other equipment on subsidy, apart from guaranteeing financial assistance from the banks for those wanting to take up wild crab farming.
M.V.K.R. Government Fisheries Polytechnic College teaching staff and students were present
Source: The Hindu