Now, a Hospital for Fish to be Set Up - The New Indian Express

Now, a Hospital for Fish to be Set Up

Published: 17th January 2014 08:28 AM

Last Updated: 17th January 2014 08:29 AM

An Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, the first of its kind in the government sector in the country, has been sanctioned in the state. National Fisheries Development Board  (NFDB) has accepted a proposal forwarded by the state for establishing the facility at  the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) in Kochi.  A one-time grant of `56 lakh has also been announced by the NFDB.  The centre at KUFOS campus at Panangad is envisaged as a virtual research and support centre for fish farmers and as a ‘Hospital  for Fish’ to address various diseases related to fish species, which are being reported  seasonally from various parts of the country.

 The grant from the NFDB, in two equal installments, is for establishing the laboratory, including a year’s cost for consumables. The first installment will be released on issue of the sanction order and  the final installment will be released on submission of the utilisation certificate.  The revenue generated through the operations of the laboratory shall be used only to meet the recurring expenditure of the laboratory.

It is estimated that the projected revenue generation will be sufficient to meet the operational expenses of the lab in the subsequent years.

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