Bihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries Management

Jabalpur, 22 August 2016.

A training programme was conducted for the farmers of Saran District of Bihar on “Inland Fisheries Management” during 22-28th August, 2016 at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata. The training was inaugurated by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, CIFRI on 22nd August, 2016. In his Inaugural address, Dr. Das, Director, CIFRI gave an overview on the management measures for inland fisheries resources

Bihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries ManagementBihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries Management

The training curriculam was designed after need assessment of the farmers, and include both classroom as well as field level demonstrations. The trainees were exposed to various technologies viz. Pen-culture technology in Akaipur Beel, North 24 Pargana and composite fish culture at Kalyani farm of ICAR- CIFA Kalyani Centre. An exposure visit to ornamental fish market as well as waste water fisheries in East Kolkata wetlands were also organised during the training programme. The course module was also aimed to increase the capacity of the farmers on inland fisheries production. A feedback session was also conducted and around 90% of the farmers expressed very high level of satisfaction from this skill development programme.

The valedictory programme was presided over by Dr. B.K. Das, Director, CIFRI and he requested the farmers to implement the skill they developed during this training. Dr. B.K Das also emphasized to strengthen the fishermen cooperative societies in that district to develop Chaur (seasonal floodplain wetlands) fisheries on collective basis. This training programme was coordinated by Dr. Aparna Roy, Scientist, Extension and Training Cell, CIFRI. The training programme was ended up with vote of thanks by Shri Ganesh Chandra, Co-Coordinator of the training programme.