FreshWater Fishing

Vaidika Fisheries

“Vaidika Fisheries” is an integral part of the Vaidika Group. Fisheries have been identified as a sunrise sector for the Indian economy. In June 2016, the Government of India has enunciated the "Blue Revolution" for the integrated development and management of this sector. The mandate is to increase food supply, generate job opportunities, raise nutritional levels and earn foreign exchange through exports.  The Vaidika Group is well poised to take on this challenge and has simultaneously commenced bare dam and aquaculture operations as a deliberate integrated strategy.

Captive Reservoirs.

Our reservoirs with an area of more than 300,000 acres of fresh water are situated in the Pune region and are well fed by a natural catchment areas supported by the hill topography of the Western Ghats.  Fresh water fish farming has been initiated on a large scale, including prawn cultivation. Our integrated approach will contribute to the sustainable development of the local communities and help the environment by maintaining  the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

Bare Dam Operations

The integrated  bare dam operations include Prawns (or Shrimp) on the lake bed while there are bottom feeders (Rohu or Rui) and column feeders like the Mrigal varieties with the surface feeders at the top of the water body. These are all natural feeders and therefore are important to keep the eco-systems in a natural balance.

Species being cultivated :

Rohu or Roho Labeo (Labeo Rohita) or Rui

Rui Fish

Katla or Catla (Catla or Gibelion Catla)

Rui Fish

The Mrigal Carp (Cirrhinus/ Cirrhosus, Also Cirrhinus Mrigala)

Rui Fish

Freshwater Prawns or Shrimp

Fresh Water Prawns

Cage Culture

Reservoirs form the largest inland fishery resource in India with substantial areas added year after year due to construction of new impoundments created through erection of dams over rivers and streams. The time has arrived to utilize these under exploited water resources using unconventional aquaculture techniques like Cage culture.  At Vaidika we have extensive cage farming in all our reservoirs with an assorted variety of fish.

Tilapia Fish

A Fish  is native to Africa & is a large genus in the cichlid family (Cichlidae).Tilapia is a popular food fish and many species of this family can easily be cultivated in ponds. It has been an important source of protein in Africa for thousands of years The Ancient Egyptians cultivated Tilapia in ponds along the Nile. Today, Tilapia is a popular food fish all over the world and it is also kept in aquariums. When it comes to Tilapia farming, species such as Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) and Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis Mossambicus) are appreciated since they grow fast and are easy to breed.

Basa Fish

The Basa Fish (Pangasius bocourti) is a species of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basa are native to the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Indochina. These  fish are important food fish with an international market. They are often labelled in North America and Australia as "basa fish”.

Skill Development :

We believe in contributing to the transformation of the skill landscape through practical application based training. Our Training Node at Hadshi Reservoir is designed to impart training to marginal farmers and fisher-folk through a twin pronged approach of Traditional Application of Best Practices. This philosophy will help spread the value addition to the local eco-system by having a cascading multiplier effect. This win-win approach would build long term relationships cutting across generations which will help recirculate through enabling support services.

Research :

At the Vaidika Group we believe in value addition to the techno-commercial process through research. We have a fledgling research station at Hadshi which will grow in leaps and bounds in the near future. We have a technical collaboration with the Ratnagiri College of Fisheries and presently host interns from the Diploma College of Fisheries Engineering, Ratnagiri as well as the MFSc programme under the aegis of Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli. We have plans to have a working relationship with the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.

Research is a long term endeavour and we shall be investing in focused research which will contribute to the eco-system as well as the rural population while concentrating on techno-commercial efficiencies. The focus will be in fisheries research, documentation of traditional knowledge, developing livelihood programs for marginal farmers and fisherman and promoting the same in rural agricultural areas. This will include protection of the ecology system with the help of technical support to recognize the significance and responsibility of work towards developing and implementing collaborative programs with appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources for sustainable use through our Technology Advisory Board.

Future Vision :

The Vaidika Fisheries Division is growing exponentially and our vision is to be the largest player in the field by 2020. This needs a calibrated techno-commercial approach which will basically be market driven both at the domestic and international levels. Our infrastructure is envisioned to grow to include a Cold Chain matrix with integral refrigerated reefer vans to support our fish processing plants.

“At the Vaidika Group we believe that we have not inherited the earth from our ancestors;
but borrowed it from our children!”

Hadshi Dam

A/p: Hadshi, Taluka-Mulashi, Dist: Pune
State: Maharashtra, India

Kasarsai Dam

A/p Hinjewadi, Taluka-Maval, Dist: Pune
State: Maharashtra, India

Marnewadi Dam

A/p: Marnewadi, Taluka- Mulashi, Dist: Pune
State: Maharashtra, India

Pawna Dam
Pawna Dam

A/p: Pawna Taluka-Malval, Dist: Pune
State: Maharashtra, India