National Day for Women in Agriculture celebrated at ICAR- CIFA

5th December 2014, Bhubaneswar

National Day for Women in Agriculture was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khordha, ICAR- Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, on 5th December, 2014 with the aim to empower women to defeat hunger and to emphasize on the role of women in agricultural development under Tribal Sub Plan programme of ICAR- CIFA.

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Kausalyaganga highlighted the role of ICAR-CIFA in last 25 years for socio-economic development and empowerment of women particularly for the tribal women in different districts through aquaculture practices. Once women are empowered, the entire family is empowered, said the Director.

Dr. B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist & Chairman, TSP mentioned about the role of ICAR-CIFA and KVK (Khordha) since their inception for dissemination of aquaculture technology to the tribal communities of India.

Smt. Surama Padhi, Ex-Minister, Government of Odisha inaugurated the tribal women farmers meet.

Mr. Krishna Mohan, IFS, Director of Fisheries, Govt. of Odisha, Mr. A. P. Das, DGM, NABARD, Scientists, Technical Officers and other staffs of ICAR-CIFA and KVK (Khorda) were also present in the occasion. All the invited guests and scientists of the institute interacted with the women and answered to their queries on various aspects of freshwater aquaculture, which was followed by exposure visit to farm facilities

More than 200 tribal farm women from Tangi, Begunia and Bhubaneswar Block had participated in the programme.

Dr. P.N. Ananth, Programme Coordinator, KVK-Khordha proposed vote of thanks.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)