1st April 2017, Bhubaneshwar
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare released “Mobile Fish Vending Trolley for Hygienic Fish Marketing” developed by AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology, CIFA centre, Bhubaneshwar here today. Minister expressed hope that the trolley would be beneficial to both fish consumers and vendors. He urged the researchers to reduce the cost of the trolley and to make it self-propelled.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), Shri. Sunil Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR), Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR), Dr. H. Rahman, former DDG (Animal Sciences), Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Fisheries Sciences) and Dr. J. K. Sundaray, Director CIFA also graced the occasion.
The trolley is mounted on peddle operatedcycle rickshaw and costing Rs. 52,780/-. The trolley can carry 100 kg fish.The vending unit has been fabricated using Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP), which reduces the weight, requires lesser draft for motion andenhances the ergonomics.The main components of the gadget is fish storage chamber, insulated ice box, water tank, and fish dressing deck with wash basin, cutting tool, waste collection chamber and tool box and working space.The carriage system was designed considering the maximum weight that a man pull on rickshaw. The gross weight of the gadget including fish, ice, water, rickshaw and other utilities is 320 kg.
(Source: AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana)