Credit: Indian fish farmers and G. Venkata Raju (India)
Andhra Pradesh is one of the states of India which supply large quantities of food fish (carp) in other states of the country and neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. For that purpose, the fish harvested has to be transported (by road) to the distant places (more than 2,500 km). Sometime, it takes more than 15 days travel period. Every day, more than 200 truck-loads of fish are lifted to meet this demand. Therefore, packing of fish has taken important role for ensuring food safety.