jayanta-bhattacharyaIIT-Kharagpur develops fodder to make fish tastier

The Economic Times (February 12, 2019)

New Delhi: Here's some good news for fish eaters: with the help of technology, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have come up with fish fodder that would improve not only the size but also the taste of fish.

Zelence, a startup incubated at the Science and Technology Entrepreneurs' Park at IIT-Kgp, has branded this product 'Mr Fish'. This product has been developed from natural bioactive molecules, cultivated probiotics and special enzymes, all of which are being produced at the IIT's lab.

The use of the bioactive product in the fodder produced by the researchers enhances the size, taste and nutritional quality of fish, claims Jayanta Bhattacharya of the Department of Mining Engineering and School of Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT-Kgp. Bhattacharya is also one of the directors at Zelence. (Read More)