ICAR-CIFRI organized Institute Industry Interface Meet on Waste to Wealth Products
15th March, 2023, Barrackpore
ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized a one day Institute Industry Interface Meet on Waste to Wealth products today.
The meeting was inaugurated by Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI and Dr. K. Satyanarayana Director, CSB-Central Tasar Silk Research and Training Institute, Ranchi and Industry representatives.
Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI in his inaugural address emphasized that India is the largest producer of Inland fisheries. Fish production from Inland waters experiencing galloping growth (10.14%) in the recent past. The increasing trend fish production has generated a great demand for fish feed in inland fisheries and aquaculture sector. The institute has been researching since decades following Sustainability Mantra of Waste to wealth approach to develop fish feeds from non-conventional, agro-industrial wastes, and insect-based meal.
The institute has developed CIFRI Cagegrow and BSF floating fish feed utilising waste form brewery industry and black soldier fly.
He said that ICAR-CIFRI in collaboration with Central silk board utilized the silkworm pupae meal for development of fish feed focusing the common freshwater cultivable species in cages and ponds. Institute has developed waste to wealth feeds for all life stages viz.fry, fingerling, juvenile and grow-out stages with variable feed sizes (1, 2, 3 and 4 mm pellet size) utilizing silk worm pupae meal.
Dr. K. Satyanarana, Director, CSB-CTRTI, Ranchi in his address said that CIFRI has worked on the development of bye products from mulberry and tasar silkworm pupae with our institute and developed four fish feed for different stages of fish. He said that the raw material is available in plenty in the south, east and north east part of India. CTRTI is also working on other byproducts like oil for industrial use from pupae waste.
Fifty participants including representatives from ten Fish feed Industries of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha along with entrepreneurs, scientists of ICAR-CIFRI and Scientists of CSB-CTRTI attended the meeting.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. M. A. Hassan, Head of Division, FEM division.
(Source: ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore)