Climate resilient shrimp farming promises handsome return.


MULTAN -- :Farmers have been advised to focus on shrimps farming as climate resilient shrimp farming at barren land and the areas with salty water has a huge economic and nutritious potential.

Talking to reporter here on Sunday, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

University of Agriculture (MNSUA) Vice Chancellor Dr Asif Ali and Lecturer MNSUA Nabeel Ikram said farmers in deserts and salty water areas were usually poor, and they should pay heed towards shrimps farming for best return as it had immense earning potential. Recently, the MNSUA prepared a pond at 26 marla land in Jalalpur Pirwala and nurtured shrimps. The land was barren with availability of brackish water, he said adding that with an average level focus, the project team got 300 percent economic return. The South Punjab could be the hub of shrimps farming as its vast area was barren and salty water land, he added. Lecturer Department of Agronomy MNSUA, Nabeel Ikram said shrimps produce could be obtained thrice a year. It is very easy to nurture shrimps as it is climate resilient crop, he said. About nurturing shrimps, Nabeel Ikram stated that there were many companies, dealing in shrimps seed, adding that one shrimps seed was available for Rs 3 only. He stated the total cost over 26 marla pond was nearly 70,000 while farmers could obtain over Rs 250,000 within short span of three months.

The pond for shrimp farming should be made like slope as it helped to collect mature shrimps easily from the pond, he advised. About shrimps feed, he said that it was easily available, adding that corn, soybean, glucotene could be used as shrimps feed. He said that shrimps...

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