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26 more Chilika Fresh Outlets to be set up in city

Bhubaneswar, Sep 2: FISHFED, Odisha’s apex fisheries cooperative organisation, on Friday signed an agreement with the Falcon Marine Exports Limited to set up 26 Chilika Fresh kiosks in Bhubaneswar on a public private partnership (PPP) mode.

As per the agreement, FISHFED will get a rent of Rs 61.92 lakh in the first year, which will increase at the rate of six percent per annum for a period of 15 years.

Chilika Fresh is a concept promoted by Fisheries and Animal Resource Development Department to make available fish and fish products to the consumers in the most hygienic conditions. It is also a unique initiative to establish a direct linkage of the consumers with the primary fishermen.

The first outlet of Chilika Fresh was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Siripur Square near OUAT on September 26, 2014. Later on, another outlet was opened at CRP Square.

Freshwater fish like Rohu, Catla, Mrigal, other Minor Carps, marine fish like Hilsha, Pomfrets, Mackerel, Bhetki (Sea-bass), Khainga (Mullets), Prawn and crabs are available at an affordable price in the two Chilika Fresh outlets.

Keeping in view the tremendous response of the urban consumers to the outlets, it was decided to open more such outlets in Bhubaneswar and various parts of the States.

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