Integrated Fish Farming : Best Possible Way Of Sustainable Income

By Tun Tun Singh on 30 Dec 2016 | read
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Success story of Shri Kavindra Kumar Maurya.

Introduction 

In order to reduce the load of food  from fragile land , Integrated  natural resource management is only option to ensure monthly income, reduce operational  input cost of farming,  augment productivity, production and income per unit area and ensure food and nutritional security to ever growing population of India.

The Integrated Intensive farming provide the path way to achieving an evergreen revolution, Blue revolution and White revolution in agricultural sector say Dr. M.S. Swaminathan.

The  hard work and committed services with the limited land one of the farmer Shri Kavindra Kumar Maurya  succeeded in Integrated fish farming and acts as a  valuable guide for others.

Shri Kavindra Kumar Maurya  borned in 1959 in Charuipar village in Nalanda(Bihar Sharif) district, Bihar, is good example of insistence and entrepreneurial spirit , inspired by role models.

His fish farm is located in 2 Km East of Noorsarai and 50 Km south east of Patna and well connected with  roads and Noorsarai rail ways station.

Initial start

“After completion of my Master degree in Botany in 1985, I was started Agriculture farming activities  in 6.10 acre land in  1994 , but I could not get enough return to sustain my family requirements . One of my friend Shri Raj kishore Sinha inspired me to start fish  farming activities  in agricultural  land . As per his suggestion,  I first started fish  farming in 2000  .

I started  rearing of fish in one  pond of about 0.75 acres by purchasing fish seeds  from state govt. fish seed farm , phulwarisarif, Patna, ” he says”.

According to Kavindra Kumar Maurya  , in 2000  he invested about Rs. 40,000 of his own money on fish seed, feed ,  fertilizer and labor but lack of scientific know how of fish farming ,he  could not get the desire production and income . He earned Rs. 25,000 as a net profit from sale of fish form 0.75 acre pond area. He realizes the high profit margin in aquaculture than that of agriculture and started to gather technical information of fish farming. He approached department of Fisheries for training purposes and fisheries department, Govt. of Bihar nominate and sent him for fisheries training at Central Institute of Fisheries Education regional centre Kakinada, AP in 2006. After completion of his training program, he expanded  pond area in 4.0 acre  in 2006 from their own money and started fish farming in a scientific way “ Dr. Singh says”

I was introduce to Dr. Tun Tun Singh in 2006 ,currently working as a Lecturer, Fisheries Training and Extension Centre, Mithapur, patna, Bihar during my training program, who advice me to integrate the available resources with Horticulture, Live stock, vermin compost and Honey bee farming and helped me a lot to integrate my available resources.  Dr. Singh advised me to participate in training program on horticulture and honey bee farming from  KVK Harnaut and Horticulture college Noorsarai, Nalanda district and I got series of training related to aforesaid subject in 2007,2008,2013 and 2015  . At present I have 7 no. of pond having 3 acre water spread area, 1 acre bundh(dike) used for Banana and Vegetable farming, 32 no. of Honeybee boxes for honey production, 1 cow and 2.10 acre land from Turmeric , Potato, Ginger, Elephant foot etc production. I also got 3 Hp solar water pump from department of fisheries govt. of Bihar on 90 % subsidies basis  to maintained the pond water level in 2014-15 . Dr. Singh regularly visited in my farm and gave the scientific input to increase productivity per unit area. I express my thanks to Dr. N.K singh,(mob. No. 08541985454), Scientist in charge KVK, Harnaut , who help me a lot in scientific input for honey bee farming. I produce all those farm food  which is being use in every family on daily basis for consumption and very less dependent on market. A perfect farmers are those who never depends on market for their daily used food items  “he says”

Output of  Integrated project

The products of this integrated unit are Fish, Fruits , Honey , Vegetables, vermin compost and milk. It is apparent that the integrated fish farming can fully utilize the land, water and human resources. The  pond silt used as a fertilizer of horticulture and cuts the cost of fertilizer etc. It is an eco system approach to increase the nutrient rich food and income sustainability trough out the year, says Dr. Singh.

Effect of Integrated project(Turnover)

During  the year 2014-15 he has sold fish Rs. 7.0 lakhs, Banana Rs.25 thousand, vegitable Rs. 15 thousand, Honey  Rs. 25 thousand and Horticulture crop (Turmeric, Elephant foot and Potato) Rs. 1.25 lakhs besides their personnel family  consumption. The total net profit of this integrated fish farm in 2014-15 was sum of  Rs. 5.90 lakhs. He never sold milk and vermin compost.

Augmentation of production, productivity and income per unit area is effects of this project

Impact of integrated project

  Socio economic condition of shri Maura’s  family has been completely change .He provide better education to their children. His Son Shri Atul Kumar just completed their engineering degree from Bangalore and joined in Multinational Company. His younger son shri Pratul Kumar currently studying in intermediate at Naland , Bihar. Mr. Maurya developed and trained more than 100 farmers in integrated fish farming and acts as a master trainer in their area. Now  a days he leads very respectable life in their society.

Message

The Integrated fish farming is best example of more crops per drop of water to ensure economic viability, income and environmental sustainability to the marginal and small farmers and it can be effectively developed through participatory approach of extension workers, scientists and Farmers families, say Dr. Tun Tun Singh.

For more information Pl.contact Kavindra Kumar Maurya ,Mob no. 09939094713/09472806913 and Dr. Tun Tun Singh, Mob. No. 09473191559/09431086114 or email id ttsingh2002@gmail.com.

                                            

This is an additional sheet for your kind information

Farms details

NAME OF THE FARM                              : - Atul Matsya Farm                                               

PROPRIETOR                               :         Shri Kavindra Kumar Maurya.                                                      

ADDRESH OF PROPRIETOR      :            Village –Chraipar.

                                                   P.O.- . . Charuipar.

P.S – Noorsarai

Block –Noorsarai.

Distt.- Nalanda(Biharsharif). Pincode : 803113..

FARM LOCATION                                                   Charuipar

2.0 KM East of Noorsarai railways station and  Patna – Nalanda Road and 10 KM North –East of.Nalanda dist  Hq.

Components  Integrated Fish Farm.

i.  Fish Farming.

ii. Horticulture.

Iii. Vermin composting.

Iv. Honey bee farming.

Total Farm Area :-6.10 Acre.

Total water spread Area :-3 Acre.

No. of Ponds- i. Grow out tank-5.

                        ii. Nursery tanks :-2.

PRODUCTION DEATAILS

A. I.  ANNUAL FISH PRODUCTION        =  7000 kg.

II. FARM GATE PRICE OF FISH=@ Rs. 100.00/kg.

III. GROSS INCOME FROM THE SALE OF FISH Rs.               =7000X100=7,00000.00.

IV. OPERATIONAL COST Rs.= 2.80 LAKHS.(40% OF GROSS PROFIT).

V. NET INCOME FROMSALE OF FISH = 4.20 LAKH (says = 4.0 lakhs)

B.I. ANNUAL MILK PRODUCTION : 5 x30= 150 lit/month.(Total no. of cow=1)

Not for sale , family use.

C. VERMI COMPOST PRODUCTION = 12 TONS PER ANNUM.(No. of vermin pits=2)

Not for Sale, personally used in Horticulture farm and Fish Farm..

D.HONEY PRODUCTION =  10 KG/BOX= 320 KG (NO. OF BOX=32)

FARM GATE SALE PRICE  @ Rs.150/KG.

TOAL GROSS INCOME=48,000.

TOTAL NET ICOME = 25,000.

E.  NET INCOME VEGET ABLE FARMING = 15,000

F. NET INCOME FROM BANANA FARMING : 25000

F. NET INCOME FROM HORTICULTURE (Termeric and potatao) from 2.10 acre= 1.25 LAKHS.

TOTAL NET INCOME (Rs.) = 4+0.25+0,15+0.25+ 1.25= 5.90 LAKHS.

( Note : B , C are not a part of aforesaid economic calculation)

 

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