[Lockdown Impact] Software Engineer Becomes Successful Fish Farmer

32 years old Software Engineer Swapnesh Mohanty is from Anandpur village in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha.

He was working for a Bengaluru based software company when statewide lockdown started due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The company where he worked was closed down after lockdown, and he returned to his home in Orissa.

He had nothing to do productive in his village, so he started searching the internet on farming with modern technology, and he was finally hooked with Biofloc fish farming.

Initially, his family was against the decision. But now they are also helping him. A total of Rs1.1 lakh has invested in the project; however, it will soon be profitable.

Jagatsinghpur District fisheries officer Subrat Das said young people should show interest in Biofloc fish farming as it requires less land and labor than traditional fish farming.

These young entrepreneurs will be encouraged to try jalang, catfish, and climbing fish. If a four-meter-radius well is filled with 10,000 liters of water, it will produce five quintals of fish in just five to six months. So more and more youths should come forward to take up Biofloc fish farming.

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Image courtesy:orissapost.com

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