CIFA Organized Capacity Building Training for Bihar Fish Farmers

16th December 2013, Patna

Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar organized a five-day (12-16 December, 2013) training programme on advances in freshwater aquaculture in its campus.

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA inaugurated the programme. In his address, Dr. Jayasankar said that CIFA has developed region, resource and client based diversified technologies for the development of freshwater aquaculture in the country and this training is a part of CIFA’s capacity building program in freshwater aquaculture for the fish farmers of Bihar.

Dr. G.S. Saha and Dr. B.K. Das, Principal scientists, CIFA and Training Organizers briefed about the objectives of the programme said that the purpose of the training programme is to inspire and enlighten the fish-farmers to carry out the fish farming in a better and profitable manner.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar and Dr. D. K Verma, Dr. U.L. Mohanty and Dr. Bhibhudutta Mishra, programme coordinators informed that the course had been designed and executed in a hand holding manner with the basic components covering technical and socio-economic aspects of fish farming.

More than 30 participants belonging to different blocks of Patna district participated in the training programme. The participants learnt many basic and practical aspects of fish farming. The group also visited a private fish farm developed with technical guidance of CIFA at Sarakana village in Khurda district, where CIFA has established one of its aquaculture field schools at this farm to facilitate horizontal and cost-effective transfer of aquaculture technologies.

(Source: Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)