Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
(A Society under Marine Products Export Development Authority,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

Technology Development Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture


  • To promote sustainable aquaculture with long term vision.
  • To establish Technology Development Centres in Aquaculture in various locations in India for developing and disseminating appropriate technologies for scientific aquaculture.
  • To develop and introduce world class sustainable technologies in aquaculture.
  • To transfer technical know-how, plans, designs and other relevant information for establishing aquaculture units in various states of India.
  • To give consultancy and technical services to the entrepreneurs and farmers for establishing aquaculture units.
  • To impart training in various aquaculture technologies developed at its centres.
  • To conduct pilot scale operations and to set up demonstration farms to popularize the technologies developed/acquired.
  • To scale up the technologies developed in research institutes by joining hands with the concerned scientists and disseminate the same through extension, education and demonstration programmes.
  • To assist National institutes, agencies both in public as well as in private sectors for developing innovative technologies which are having scientific application.
  • To undertake execution of Aquaculture projects entrusted by Government agencies/ departments like Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Department of Ocean Development (DOD), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Food Processing etc.
  • To take up such activities as to re-seed and replenish the over exploited stock of the sea and other large inland water bodies through ranching with hatchery reared young ones for sustainable development of fisheries.
  • To introduce proven aquaculture technology of the selected species which are commercially successful elsewhere in the world but not yet introduced in India. The centre will buy the technology from national or international source, blend the same under Indian condition with local technology if available and sell the same to Indian entrepreneurs after assuring the commercial viability.

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