ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar in association with Krushi Vigyan Kendra, Gajapati (OUAT), State fisheries department and Soura development Agency conducted Interface meet on Aquaculture at Chandragiri, Gajapati on 25th September, 2018.
Tribal development has been a challenge since years to the planners and policy makers mainly due to their traditional life styles,remoteness of settlements and dispersed population and displacements. Central and states Govt. are taking various initiatives for their upliftment. This includes Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) now called Scheduled tribe Component (STC). Gajapati district is identified as one of the Aspirational (Tribal) districts by the Government of India. The district has been adopted under STC plan of ICAR-CIFA for demonstration of aquaculture centric programmes for livelihood development of the tribal farming communities from 2018.
Shri Anupam Saha, IAS, Collector & Dist. Magistrate, Gajapati, Odisha attended as the chief guest on this occasion. He appreciated ICAR-CIFA for conducting for conducting this interface on Aquaculture Centric Integrated livelihood development in Gajapati district.
Earlier, Dr S.S. Mishra, Head, FHMD and team leader, ICAR-CIFA for STC-Gajapati briefed the outline of the interface meet.
Around 150 farmers, scientists, state Govt. officials, other stakeholders attended this important meeting.
A “Report on Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan (KKA) in Gajapati district, Odisha” was released on this occasion.
Improved varieties of chicks, poultry feed, fish fingerlings, fish feed, Lime, fertilizer for pond water quality improvement and Mushroom seeds for mushroom culture were distributed.
(Source ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar)