Rural technology Post harvest preservation
Market prefers fresh foods to those preserved. Fresh fish is always better than iced fish. This in mind, the Centre for Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, has designed a ‘Live Fish Carrier System’, or LFCS.
LFCS runs on DC power drawn from four lead-acid batteries. Charge the batteries once, you can transport 500 kg of live fish over a distance of 80km. The system has all the appertuances such as for aeration, filtration and removal of ammonia so that the fish are kept alive. CIPHET claims fish mortality of just 1 per cent. Also, the system is good for both saltwater and freshwater fish.
There are many uses of this system, hence the market can be developed. You can take fish to the market, you can sell live fish to households directly, you can transport live fingerlings to aquaculture ponds, transport live brood fish for breeding purposes.
This technology has also been accepted by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for further promotion. The cost of present vehicle is around Rs 2 lakh for the complete system. CIPHET calculates the payback period as just two-and-half months, discounted payback period of 4 month and internal rate of return of 354.5 per cent.
The LFCS, which has ample potential to increase fish farmers’ income, CIPHET is willing to transfer this technology.
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For technical guidance, contact the inventor of the system,
Dr. Armaan U. Muzaddadi Principal Scientist I/c AKMU, ICAR-CIPHET, P.O. PAU LUDHIANA (PUNJAB), INDIA – 141004 Phone: 91-161-2313130 Mob: 9530926962, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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