National Fish Farmers’ Day Observed at College of Fisheries, CAU (Imphal), Lembucherra, Tripura

10th July 2017, Lembucherra, Tripura

National Fish Farmers’ Day Observed at College of Fisheries, CAU (Imphal), Lembucherra, TripuraThe College of Fisheries, Central Agriculture University (Imphal), Lembucherra, in collaboration with the North East Society for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NESFA), observed the XVII National Fish Farmers’ Day here today.

Shri Tathagata Roy, Hon'ble Governor of Tripura was the Chief Guest of the event. In his inaugural address, along with conveying deep appreciation to the college for holding farmer-scientist-student interaction on the day and arrangement for felicitation of one proficient fish farmer from each of the states of the region as fillip and encouragement for the others, he also laid special emphasis on further strengthening of farmers’ focused outreach activities in order to effect greater push for enhanced employability and income of the fish farmers of N-E region. He  also inaugurated an exhibition showcasing different technologies, farm publications, fish products, low cost fish feeds etc. developed by the college. Three extension publications on the areas of culture of indigenous minor carps, composite fish culture and fish health management were also released by him

Shri Rameswar Das, IFS, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Tripura and Dr. Sudhir Raizada, Assistant Director General (Inland Fisheries), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi were Guests of Honour.

Dr. Sudhir Raizada, Assistant Director General (Inland Fisheries), ICAR apprised on the 80% subsidy linked scheme now made available by the Centre especially for the fish farmers of the North-Eastern Region and stressed on having more and more of that benefit for furtherance of the process of blue revolution in the country.

Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey, Dean, College of Fisheries elucidated the relevance of the National Fish Farmers’ Day in courteous recognition of the contribution made by Late Dr. Hiralal Chaudhury and his team towards invention of induced breeding technology on this day in the year 1957 that revolutionized the protocol of carp breeding in the country.

During the inaugural function fish farmers were awarded to recognition their contribution..        .

A Farmer-Scientist-Student interaction session was also organised.

About 238 participants comprising fish farmers from various N-E States; students, faculties and researchers of the college; and a host of dignitaries representing various academic institutions, ICAR Tripura Centre, state line departments, Tata Trust, civil administration and other institutions of the State participated in the event.

(Source: College of Fisheries, Central Agriculture University (Imphal), Lembucherra)