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FISH FARMING TECHNOLOGY

FARMING THE RESERVOIRS Indigenous techniques for freshwater prawn catching in the reservoirs of Telangana, India by B. Laxmappa, Fisheries Development Officer, Department of Fisheries, India

Reservoirs are the large water bodies and potential source for the development of fisheries in India. In many of the reservoirs, cultivable fishes are being stocked to enhance production. Culture of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium malcolmsonii along with carps has been carried out successfully in some reservoirs of Telangana since the start of the last decade in India. Ramanpad reservoir is one of them for freshwater prawn culture.

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amanpad is one of the medium size irrigation projects in the Telangana area. It has 305 hectares water spread area and was constructed in 1972 across Peddavagu, which is the tributary of river Krishna. It is located at Ramanpad village, Kothakota Mandal of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana. It is about 145 Kilometres away from Hyderabad city. The main purpose of the construction of this reservoir was to protect the economically backward areas of the district and also to eliminate the scarcity of 002 | INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED | Fish Farming Technology

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