Production of sea prawns started in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Nov 8 (UNI) The Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Rohtak, has started production of sea prawns, giving income generation avenue to those farmers who either have barren lands or saline water filled lands in Haryana.

An official spokesman said that sea prawns had a huge demand in India and abroad and a large quantity was exported overseas.

An experiment for the production of this variety of prawn was started four months ago in the Institute and within a period of 120 days, the production of prawn which was only found in sea and nearby areas was successfully started.

The spokesman said that average rate of the sea prawn was Rs 250 per kilogram.

A major part of Haryana in the districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Rewari and Narnaul was under saline water which could be easily utilised for the production of sea prawns and the farmers could earn Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per acre with its production.

Free training programmes would be organized in near future for the farmers to enable them to start the production of prawns, the spokesman said.


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