Progress Of Our Project
We hope to tell the story of our progress by way of photographs taken at various points over the years.
2008-2009 - 2010
The land was selected and purchased. Next, the site was developed and what was once sugarcane fields were converted to ponds for growing fishes. Borewells and generators, coconut plantations were all completed during these years.
2010 - 2011 - 2012
These years saw the initial harvest of IMC (Indian Major carp) produced at FAFPL Mudhol site. We began supplying to local markets and other private buyers. We diversified into Dog Farming and Goat Farming.
2013 - 2014 - 2015
The production increased and as a result FAFPL had to employ local as well as outstation labor. We started supplying fish to nearby cities. These years saw a healthy increase in the number of goats in the herd. FAFPL also started its first harvest and sale of coconuts.
2016 - 2017 - 2018
There has been a steady growth in the fish production and now FAFPL has tie-ups to supply to cities like Belgaum, Bijapur, Goa and Mumbai. The strength of the herd of goats has increased encouragingly and FAFPL has started supplying goats to local markets during festivals and special occasions. These years have seen the rise in the production of coconuts leading to an increase in supply to the local markets.
2019 - 2020
FAFPL moved to its Aquaculture expansion plans with Technology Development, Enhancement and Innovation involving Israeli Engineering and Technology being implemented as 'First Time in India' at 'Mudhol Aquaculture Farm', Mudhol, Karnataka, India.
- Innovation: Land-based closed-loop farming - RAS [Recirculating Aquaculture Systems] with multiple variety fish-farming techniques, Coconut Farming and Plantation [by usage of nutrient rich recycled water out of Aquaculture Facility] and sustainable duck farming in the Reservoirs. This is an absolute polyculture approach to raising animals, plants and fish, simultaneously creates innovative self-sufficient ecosystems with near-zero pollution, less consumption of natural resources and no spread of disease and invasive species. The treated nutrient-rich water shall be used by farmers to enhance crop quality and be benefitted from multi-crops. [This innovative approach of Polyculture in this magnitude with dual use of water is 'first in India']
- Technology Development & Enhancement: The site is a dry arid region, low monsoonal and seasonal rains, seasonal river water availability. With these severe natural constraints for Aquaculture, the innovation is the development of ‘Advanced, Intensive, Continuous Aquaculture’ with the comprehensive calculation of available water resource, reserve water allocation and water recycling with complete environment protection, bio-security, food security with generation of direct and indirect rural employment.
Basic Engineering, Concept Optimization and subsequent Detailed Engineering have been carried out jointly with FAFPL & APT [Aquaculture Production Technology (Israel) Ltd].
Concept Design - Process Flow
- Facility to produce minimum capacity of 500 Tons/year of Male Tilapia of 500-600gms.
- Daily production [year round].
- Spawning Tanks [02 nos. 1000 sqm each].
- Primary Nursery Area [4 nos. FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) Tanks, 20Cum each, with Independent Water Treatment Facility].
- Concrete walled, HDPE Lined with central draining, Nursery Tanks [06 nos. 125sqm each].
- Concrete walled, HDPE Lined with central draining, Grow-Out Tanks [16 nos. 500sqm each].
- Drum Filter with Bioreactor: MBBR [Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor] Water Treatment Facility.
- More than 3800 meters of HDPE and PVC Pipeline combined [90mm to 450mm dia] at Production Facility.
2020 - 2021 - 2022
The construction was on war-footing basis and all field equipment required to be imported are already at site.