The first solar powered fish dryer established in Mudukatuwa fisheries village in Naththandiya.

Naththandiya Vidatha centre commenced the project to encourage the public to produce new value added products using endemic resources. The project cost to Rs. 172,000 for the capacity to dry 120 kilos of fish per day. This will help protect the nutrition in fish and provide quality fish to the market.

This is the first solar power fish dryer established by the ministry with technical assistance of granted by the Practical Action Institute. The Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Ministry is to launch this project in Negombo, Chilaw, Northern and Eastern Provinces via Vidatha Centres.

It is an opportunity for fishermen to utilize natural energy to maximise the benefits

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