About Me

I’m Rajwinder Singh Rana and I’m from Mandiani, Ludhiana. I started fish farming in 2000, but before that, I was a marketing professional and I worked for a couple of years for some well-recognized brands - Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. As being an MBA Graduate in Advertising and Sales Promotion, I never thought that I would pursue my future in commercial fish farming business. After working some years as a Marketing Professional, I was bored, so I came back to Punjab. I decided of starting my own business in my hometown, so I consulted senior official from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and came up with fish farming. I took training program from PAU and Fish Farmer Development Agency, Ludhiana before commercially starting my business.

In a span of 16 years I have expanded my fish farming area in 70 acres and to enhance my fish farming practices, I visit a new nation every year. Well, after spending this much time in India, I have understood that to start a fish farming business is not that easy for a farmer. Because banks in India don’t support fishery projects and there are other issues also related to the availability of electricity and water. Lack of literacy among the farmers is another factor which has hampered the growth of fishery sector in India.

I believe that Government of India should help in this regard by sponsoring trips of groups containing one scientist and nine farmers to foreign countries for training.Currently, I’m raising rohu, catla and murak fish breeds at my Raj Aqua World farm for commercial purpose. I have developed many new techniques and devices which helps fish farmers in better productivity.I have also developed successful fishing partnerships with other farmers and I’m selling large quantities of fish to other states. Well, I believe that all this success is the result of my ability to adopt new technology, innovations, and experimentation.

RESOURCES OWNED BY RAJWINDER PAL SINGH RANA

Fish Breeds

Catla, Rohu, Common Carps

Water Bodies

7 Ponds

Farm Machinery

Fish Oil Processing Machinery and other necessary tools and equipment for fishing.

Crops

Wheat, Rice, Moong, Turmeric , Fish Farming

Land

Takes 40 – 70 acres of land on lease every year

TRAINING RECEIVED BY RAJWINDER PAL SINGH RANA

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TECHNIQUES USED BY RAJWINDER PAL SINGH RANA

  • Capturing Fish Movement

    Underwater camera development program in CCTV computer and video (technique to see the movement of fish in the water and to check the water quality for the purpose of water sipping and water management)

  • Reuse of Fish Skin

    The fish skin which was earlier thrown away consider as waste product, is best utilized at our fish ponds. This fish skin is thrown back into the fish ponds which ultimately leads to the conservation of water, reduces the water sipping and maintains the water level.

  • Alternative Use of Pond Water

    Water from fish ponds is used for irrigation for the fields of wheat, rice, moong. It not only reduces the use

  • Cleaning Water With Organic Method

    Treatment of water by traditional and organic ways

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2005

Best Farmer of Punjab – 2004-05

from PAU Kisan Club (Regd.) for best utilization of waste water in aquaculture
2006

Best Fish Farmer of Punjab – 2005-06

Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Fishery from Mr. Jagmohan Kang
2005

Best Input Technology in Water Harvesting in Aquaculture – 2005,

Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Fishery from Mr. Jagmohan Kang
2005

Best Production Award in low level water harvesting technology

Fish Farmers Development Agency, Moga (35 qtl.)
2007

Best Farmer Award for water quality management

2006-07
2009

Award for Storage of Aquaculture water and reusing agriculture resources

2008-09
2011

Award for best utilization of sewage water in aquaculture

2010-11

PLACES VISITED BY RAJWINDER PAL SINGH RANA

FISHERY

  • CIFA, Bhuvneshwar
  • CIFA, Mumbai
  • Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University, Jammu
  • IVRI, Pantnagar
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, New Delhi
  • Sultan Singh Fish Seed Producer, Karnal
  • Technology to prepare pearls, Una
  • Fish Processing training, ATMA Scheme, Sangrur
  • Fish Processing training, ATMA Scheme, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Fish seed production, Nanuke, Patiala
  • Fish seed production, Samrala

AGRICULTURE

  • PAU, Ludhiana
  • GADVASU, Ludhiana
  • Bamboo Production Center, Dehradun
  • IVRI, Pantnagar
  • Meharban Singh, tomato producer, Ludhiana

NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS: 1.INNOVATIVE FISH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

INNOVATE FISH TAG

In fish culture, theft is a major problem, so to keep stock record is very much important, otherwise it will result into heavy loss during harvesting. So, I made a fish tag with machine (fish tag machine), for identifying your fish stock for all this purpose.

Generally, tag machine is a foreign technology and it is worth 4-5$ which is difficult to afford for an ordinary fisherman. But my tag machine is very cheap and normal fisherman can afford it easily. The tags cost 10 new paise and the machine cost 250INR. On the other hand foreign technology tag reader cost around 3 lakh.

LIVE FISH CARRYING DEVICE

I introduce the idea of small air blower which is operated with 220v ac motor used in air cooler to maintain air blow in small tank in shop so that keep fish alive and Farmer Committee get margins in his harvesting .due to small size of motor farmer can use number of motors which reduce the harvesting cost.

I also introduced the idea of a tank carrying live fish, installed with a 220v ac motor which maintain air flow inside the tank and keep the fish live and fresh. By this technology farmer committee get margins in his harvesting. Due to small size of motor farmer can use number of motors which reduce the harvesting cost.

2.PROCESSING

FISH SKIN

In Indian major crap skin is a waste product, so I treated fish skin with common salt without using any machine and converted in fish leather.

  • Especially it is used for Mobile cover to reduce radiation of Mobile.
  • Accessories –key ring/belts/wall hanging
  • Ladies garments
  • Fashion technology
  • Ladies & gents purse

FISH MANURE

Waste material of fish mixed with jaggery and put into a big and closed pit for 40-45 days. After 45 days when you open the pit you will find black powder material which can be used in vegetable nursery with peat moss as a base raw material.

Fish manure is a best and cheap way to treat the fish waste.

FISH PICKLE

I introduced fish pickle in my local market at very low price and its made of Indian Major Carps with bone with high medicinal values, full of omega acid and protein.

FISH OIL

I also extract fish oil from Indian Major Carps by using a very base technology. I extract 200 gm oil from one kg fish. This oil is very high in demand in the market because of its medicinal values. This oil gives high returns.

FUTURE PLAN

His plan is to focus on aquaponics in the future. He insists that expensive fish breed should be used in aquaponics for better results.

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CONTACT ME

Address: S/o Capt. Dilbagh Singh Rana, R/o VPO Mandiani, Via Mullanpur, Ludhiana, Punjab

Phone: +91 +91 9988339592, +91 8729013311

Email: rpsrana2009@gmail.com