Indian Army sponsored training programme for tribal farmers at ICAR-CIFA

2nd December 2014, Kausalyaganga

ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga conducted a training programme on “Freshwater aquaculture as a livelihood option for tribal farmers” for the unemployed tribal youths of Assam at during 2-5 December 2014. The programme sponsored by 12th Battalion, the Mahar Regiment, Indian Army. This noble mission of the Indian army supported by ICAR institute would provide self-employment to these unemployed youth.

Mr. Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of State (Tourism and Culture), Govt. of Odisha inaugurated the programme in presence Mr. Ananta Narayan Jena, Mayor of Bhubaneswar and Mr. Manjit Singh, Captain of the Mahar Regiment of Indian Army, Assam.

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director; ICAR-CIFA, Kausalyaganga highlighted the role of ICAR-CIFA for research in frontier areas of the freshwater aquaculture and dissemination of the technology to the farming community. He encouraged the participants to get as much knowledge from the institute during this visit.

Dr. B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist & Chairman, TSP coordinated the programme informed about the role of ICAR-CIFA for dissemination of technology to the tribal community of India.

Heads of the Divisions, Scientists, Technical Officers and other staffs of ICAR-CIFA and KVK (Khorda); and members of  12th Battalion, The Mahar Regiment, Indian Army were present in the occasion. Mr. N. K. Barik, Scientist CIFA proposed vote of thanks.

The training programme was attended by 60 tribal youths who got trained in new techniques of freshwater aquaculture practices

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