About Micky’s Fish Farm
I am Gurjatinder Singh Virk from village Kandola, Roopnagar district. After passing my matriculation, I chose farming instead of running behind a job. I started assisting my father in farming. We had a piece of 5 acres land that had been lying vacant for the last 100 years. Because the land remained waterlogged for 11 months in a year, so no one ever tried of doing anything on that land in the past.
I started fish farming on that 5 acres of waterlogged land in the year of 1985because of compulsion, and today I have extended the fish farming area into 30 acres of land. I farm breeds of common carp fishes like Catla and Rohu. I put two breeds of fishes in one pond and maintain an ideal condition for the good yield. The price at which I sold the fish in the market is Rs 80/Kg which is less as compared to the market price (Rs 120/kg). I’m managing my whole fish farming business with the help of one servant only.
From the beginning, I was very much concerned about preserving the nature, so I’m using solar pump sets to irrigate my own kitchen garden which reduces the carbon footprint in the atmosphere. To improve the fish farming methods in India, I also visited China with Ex-Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, to know more about the technology being used there for fish farming.
My house is in the center of the ponds on a piece of land, and on that piece of land where my house is, I have made my own farm where I have grown different types of fruits, vegetables, and pulses. Farm area is developed very well due to which many different species of birds like fish-hawk, kingfisher, fork tail, geese, parrot, peacocks, etc., can be easily found. My wife Rupinder Kaur Virk also assists me in fish farming business, she manages all the account work. In future, I’m planning to develop my farm area to make it as a tourist place.
RESOURCES OWNED BY MICKY’S FISH FARM
30 Acres of land for fish farming
VEGETABLE & FRUITS
Grows peaches, almonds, tangerine, mandarin, mango, pomegranate, apple, pine tree and more than 17 vegetables and pulses.
FARM HAS DIVERSITY OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF BIRD
Fish-Hawk, Kingfisher, Fork Tail, Geese, Parrot, and Peacocks etc.
Make Murabba, Candy, Chutney, Pickles for selling purpose from farm grown fruits.