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Sircilla in Telangana to host world largest aqua hub


In addition to providing employment possibilities for 4,800 people directly and 7,000 people indirectly, the integrated freshwater aqua hub would produce yearly exports of more than Rs 1,000 crore.

Rajanna-Sircilla: The world’s largest freshwater aqua hub will soon find a home in Telangana at Mid Manair Dam in Rajanna Sircilla, making the state a proud host.

The state’s IT and Industries Minister, KT Rama Rao, revealed that this ambitious project would generate more than Rs 1,000 crore in annual exports and create 4,800 direct and 7,000 indirect job opportunities.

The hub will cover all aspects of aquaculture, from fish seed production and feed production to cage culture and fish processing. It will feature dedicated hatcheries, feed production units, fish processing plants, export-oriented logistics, and R&D facilities.Fishin India Private Limited, Rajanna Aqua (Nanda group), and Mulpuri Aqua will set up the processing facilities in the hub by spending Rs 1,300 crore on the project.

Officials have allocated 150 acres of water spread area from the total water spread area of the reservoir, which is 1,500 acres, for the project’s development on 300 acres.

Officials estimate that the hub will produce around 1.2 lakh metric tons of fish annually and generate 5,750 lakh metric tons of seedlings in the hatchery every year. Additionally, the hub will produce two lakh metric tons of fish feed, utilizing rice, maize, groundnut, soybean, and poultry waste by supporting local farmers.


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