India's Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is planning to improve freshwater aquaculture in Telangana state, reports the Hindu.
An action plan has been prepared to develop water bodies and impart the necessary training to aqua farmers, according to MPEDA chairman K.S. Srinivas. It recently held an event in Hyderabad for more than 100 farmers.
“MPEDA is giving top priority to Andhra Pradesh, which stood top in seafood exports in the country. Still, there is potential to increase seafood as well as cultured fish production in [Telangana]."
It plans to build a regional office in the city of Bhimavaram, which will include a new quality control laboratory.
“Very soon we will request chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and submit the action plan for development of aquaculture and seafood production in the state."