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07/09/2017 11:43am

Fish processing unit and cold storage to be set up in West Bengal’s Digha to boost exports

image Fish processing unit and cold storage to be set up in West Bengal’s Digha to boost exports

Kolkata, Sept 7 (KNN) The Bengal Government is planning to set up the infrastructure to enhance fish exports from the region for which an industrial-standard fish processing unit and a cold storage is being planned for Digha.

Up to 40 tonnes processed fish can be stored for months together in the planned cold storage.

The West Bengal Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd. (WBFC) would be setting up the export processing infrastructure.

It is estimated that Rs 5 crore will be spent to construct the export centre which would t come up in a year’s time.

The construction work would kick-start in late November or early December. This would be the first such large-capacity unit of the Bengal Government.

In many countries, the consumption of pre-packed processed fish is on the rise. Europe, USA and the Gulf countries are the primary destinations for the exporting of processed fish. Bengal has already taken big steps in sending its pisciculture products to other parts of the country; and now it is gearing up to capture the export market in a major way.


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  1. Vishwajith
    Vishwajith 12/01/2018 7:31 AM

    Dear Madam/Sir, Greetings, As we are planning to start a cold storage near Udupi, Karnataka, in a fisheries department land but in the very beginning stage we are facing problems by few surrounding residents. The problem is according to them even Fish Cold Storage will lead to pollution's. Even after several convincing request some are adamant and not willing to agree with us. May I kindly request your esteemed organisations to provide any general certificate that Fish Cold Storage and processing unit is pollution free. ( If yes and if possible) . Secondly, Kindly confirm if cold storage's units falls under - Industries or under warehousing ? I am sure your valuable certificates will successfully convince the licencing authorities and our surrounding residents so that we can star up our dream unit asap. Kindly advice us if there is any other ways to proceed with get green signal on our dream project. Thanks for your time, Hope your team will do the needful. Kind regards Yours Sincerely Vishwajith Mendon 9448547840

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