Saturday, November 26, 2011

From backyard activity to industry

From backyard activity to industry
Jobin K J

Fish production in India has the potential to become a major industry rather than being just a backyard activity, said Dr J K Jena, Natural Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow. He was talking at the NASI symposium today.
  He said that fish production can be turned into a business for rural development. The production can be modernised with stock improvement, supplementary feeding, soil and water quality management and immuno – diagnostic therapies.
The presentation was followed by a talk on Bio-resources of India and its management by Dr.Venkataraman, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. He pointed out that commercialism is the major cause for the destructions of biodiversity in India. We should take care to protect the different species and varieties of flora and fauna around us, he said.

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