AquaApp is a revolutionary business model that brings together the farmers, aqua product manufacturers & service providers under single technology platform banishing the cluttered pricing structure and unfair practice. AquaApp enables farmers to overcome most of the challenges and enables them offering value added services such as management, input supplies, lab testing, health products, insurance, consultancy and technology based solutions.
Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture (SIFA) is a registered body set up to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture industry in the country. SIFA is promoted by a team of professionals supported by stalwarts with rich experience in fisheries and aquaculture from all over the country. The prime aim of SIFA is to serve as a platform for all stakeholders and bring the latest technologies, products, services,equipments & machineries to benefit the fisheries and aquaculture industry to increase fish production, productivity and profitability. Under SIFA it is planned to organise National and International Exhibitions, Forums, Meetings, Conferences, Seminars and Symposia, etc.
Fisheries is one of the fast growing sectors generating income and employment. The sector aims at exploitation of all the possible resources under capture and culture fishery base for increasing fish production and productivity through sustainable development. The sector is contributing considerably for, food security, nutrition and health, lively hood security to rural population, and welfare of fishers. The fisheries department has a vision to make optimal utilization of natural resources for fish production, promotes freshwater aquaculture, supported by infrastructure & trained manpower. Telangana State Fisheries works on a mission to make holistic development of the sector, with focus on enhancement of productivity and production, self-sufficent in fish seed demand, supply of fish at an affordable price in hygienic condition and render welfare schemes to fishers.
Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
Chairman Advisory Board, SIFA
Dr. Gupta is a world renowned scientist and acclaimed globally to his exemplary research services and introducing innovations in the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture. His illustrious career spanning over five decades with various international organizations started with ICAR in 1962. He rose to prominence in 70’s with his path breaking discoveries which reduced the yield gaps and doubled the aquaculture production. He laid foundation for Blue Revolution and is the proud recipient of World Food Prize in 2005, which is regarded as the Noble Prize of Food & Agriculture sector.
V. Ramchandra Raju
President : Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture-SIFA
President : Delta Fish Farmers Welfare Association, AP
Mr. Raju, an alumnus of IIT Delhi, is widely regarded as the Father of Fisheries in India. His farming background instigated a zeal in him to take it as a career and excel in the aquaculture field through innovation and modern practices enabling revolutionary outputs. From the past three decades, he has been setting new benchmarks in the industry by pioneering the introduction of new technologies and implementing advanced fisheries development programs. As an account of his unmatched expertise, he has been inducted as a consultant for various Fisheries Associations, Government Departments and Private bodies.
Dr Suvarna Chandrappagari, IFS
Commissioner, Fisheries at Government of Telangana
Dr Suvarna Chandrappagari is an IFS (Indian Forest Service) officer working as Commissioner, Fisheries, Government of Telangana, India. She is an agronomist academically, Doctorate in Rural Development and a Hubert H Humphrey (Fulbright) Fellow (2005-2006) from Cornell University, USA. She worked in various capacities in the Forest and Rural Development Departments with focus on community based natural resource management and equity issues. She published papers on natural resource management based subjects in national and international journals. She attended international conferences, symposia, and study tours in several countries. Her specialization is in; Community watershed/Natural resources/ forest management, Women Self Help Groups, micro-credit, gender issues, training and capacity building.
Dr Dilip Kumar
Member Advisory Board, SIFA
Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Planning and Policy Adviser
International Civil Service (FAO of UN) – Retired Ex Director/VC of ICAR CIFE Mumbai, India
Dr Dilip is a fisheries / aquaculture professional with over thirty five years of exposure and experience while working with national (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India) and International / Regional organizations namely FAO, UNDP, IFAD, UNOPS, NACA in India, South and Southeast Asian countries and briefly in East African countries in various capacities such as Scientist, Project Leader, Associate, Head of Division, Aquaculture Extension and Training Expert, Chief Technical Advisor / Team Leader and Director / Vice Chancellor.
Dr. R. Suresh
Vice President, SIFA Member Secretary Advisory Board, SIFA
Dr.R.Suresh is a Fisheries Professional with 30 years of Academic, Research, Extension, Administration and Consultancy experience. He has obtained B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc. Ph.D. (Aquaculture), MBA degrees. His field of specialisation include Aquaculture and Fish Marketing. As Professor, he was involved in teaching, development and transfer of aquaculture technologies, fish marketing studies and in development of e-Learning programme in Fisheries Science. He served as Consultant for FAO, Ministry of Environment & Forests, NABARD Consultancy Services and as Sr. Consultant for National Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. He has organised many National Seminars, Symposia and Conferences in Fisheries. He has received many awards and fellowships for his contribution to Fisheries research.
Founder, AquaApp Chairman, Aqua Farming Technologies and Solutions
Mr. Venu has his humble roots being born in an agriculturist family in the united Andhra and growing up amidst Aqua farms and surroundings of the trade. He has, however, always been true to his beliefs and has contributed immensely towards nature and sustainable living practices. It was his dream to build an aqua farming community and live as a social entrepreneur for causes that he feels passionately about. He is at the forefront of the project ‘AquaEx India’ that he has been working on for few years and is also the founder for AquaApp — an aquaculture holistic platform for the farmers and traders alike. Venu believes AquaEx can offer a much needed platform for Farmers, Service Providers, Traders and Manufacturers.
GS & COO, Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture (SIFA) Project Chief, AquaEx India
Samir is an award winning, brand communication and business strategist, from London. He spent about 20 years working for both large and small businesses in the UK and USA with a focus on design and product development, retail strategy, travel, corporate communication and new brand/product launches. His specialties and experience in shaping business positioning and product strategies help Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry to imbibe a platform in form of an International Expo (AquaEX India). With a dream of creating enormous benefit, sustainable business and financial freedom to all stakeholders in the fisheries, Samir continues developing innovation investment strategies.
Chief PR Officer – Aquaex India Founder – Human Corporate Resource Management
Pavan Raju is a fresh, young and eccentric graduate from Christ University, Bangalore having a passion for entrepreneurial works. He’s also the founder of his own management consultancy firm working in a variety of industries for business solutions in India and the Middle East. With a family background within the Agro Farming and Husbandry sector, he has advocated in the advancement of high potential segments such as aquaculture and fisheries among-st a few to newer leading heights. With a strong front in networking and building relationships.
Chief Event Coordinator – AquaEx India 2018 Entry Level Graphic Designer
Arun Raju is an aspiring entrepreneur possessing management skills of yellow belt six sigma. He is an entry level graphic designer trying to simplify ideas and philosophies put across him and presenting them in simple yet fully informative infographics and motion graphics. He also has a diverse set of skills in email marketing, social media tools and managing databases/directories. A family background with experience and livelihood in agriculture and animal husbandry, his ambition is to automate the above sector with advanced revolutionary technology and eradicate world hunger.