India to roll out RAS rainbow trout farms

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To meet growing demand for trout in metropolitan cities. 

Times of India reports that a new state scheme will see using RAS technology during next five years.

The sites will be in the snow-laden province of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India.

Fishery Minister Virender Kanwar said that when all 15 fish farms under RAS technology are completed, 270 tonnes of fish will be produced annually in the state. Rainbow trout produced in Himalayan Northern India, will meet the growing demand of trout fish in metropolitan cities.

Other species are also being raised.

The first batch of fish farmers will be sent to India’s National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad, for training.

Last year, SalmonBusinesss reported Sterner was delivering four complete RAS plants for a large-scale land-based project in India, its largest-ever contract.

At the time, it was reported that total investment at the four plants for phase one will cost around USD 75 million. Authorities in India were also going to provide 30 per-cent of the costs for the project.