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Our native air breathing fish like Clarius, Heteropneustus, etc can be cultured. It fetches better price due to its superior taste and nutritional content. Air breathing fish can be cultured in any type of ponds having a minimum area of 0.1 ha (25cents) and usually stocked at high densities. The unit cost for 1 ha area is about Rs. 10.8 lakh , which include Rs.2.3 lakh for infrastructure development and Rs. 8.5 lakh for operational expenses. There is a grant @ 40% of unit cost for newly developed farm and @ 20% of the operational cost for the already developed farms.