KRC of ICAR-CIBA and Ms. Kamala Feeds, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal inked a Memorandum of Understanding on October 3, 2023 for operating the feed mill at KRC, Kakdwip and production of the different aqua feeds developed by ICAR-CIBA on public private partnership mode. Ms. Kamala Feeds is a new startup group which has experience in manufacturing and marketing of shrimp and fish feed.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Debasis De., Head of Research Centre, KRC of ICAR-CIBA, Kakdwip and Mr. Swapan Kumar Barui, Proprietor of Ms. Kamala Feeds in the presence of Dr. Kuldeep K. Lal, Director, ICAR-CIBA. Dr. Debasis De, briefed about the existing feed mill facilities of KRC. He expressed that through the operation of the feed mill, quality feed will be made available for the aqua farmers of Sundarban at reasonable cost. Dr. Kuldeep K Lal., Director, ICAR-CIBA, stressed the importance of formulated feed for the commercial production of fish or shrimp. He expressed that the partnership in operating the feed mill will help in popularizing and up- scaling the CIBA cost effective feed technologies. Mr. Biju, I.F. Scientist, KRC coordinated the programme.