Nishanth Reddy, a computer engineer who took up shrimp farming in 2005. He was an amateur like you and me when he first started his journey to founding Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Aquaculture Pvt Ltd. Fast forward to today, the 27-year-old draws his production over 30 times Shrimp farm of 5 hectares Located in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh by Recruitment Biofloc Technology.
In the early days, Nishanth faced many problems including various diseases which affected the production. He tried to find the root cause of these diseases and found that shrimp traditionally grow in water placed on top of the soil. Nishanth found that all diseases are caused by poor soil quality. The presence of ammonia and other chemicals constitutes the role of mischief in the healthy growth of shrimp.
So, feet HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Geomembrane, which has the properties of resistance to chemicals and ultraviolet rays, the soil is covered with this plate. Thus, attention is paid to the overexploitation of the soil and the diseases resulting from it.
Apart from this, he used Biofloc technology which helped him to increase shrimp production – many folds. “Shrimp They excrete the same amount of feed given to them. With this technology, the excreta is again converted into a highly nutritious feed. Aggregates of bacteria, algae, and protozoa are grouped together in a matrix of organic matter to improve water quality and prevent disease.” Nishanth explained.
Using these methods can produce 4-5 metric tons of one hectare per year. About 100 employees work on this hydroponic farm.
Nishanth and his father, Narendranath Reddy, own 80 hectares of farmland. Aquaculture takes about five hectares, while the rest is used for extensive aquaculture. “Using a similar strategy, we will need at least two years to develop the remaining area.” Significant expenditure of Rs 1.5 crore per hectare is required for this technique. However, it is high profitable business which yields maximum return on investment in about two years”, He says.
Nishanth’s farm is fully automated, thanks to Biofloc technology and his smartphone. He has installed artificial intelligence-based CCTV cameras around the ponds and monitors the farm from the control room.
Nishanth Aquatic Farm was visited by the Federal Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Products, Dr. L. Morgan Last month, the young man was appreciated for his efforts.
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