ICAR-Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital organized a Farmers-Officers-Scientist Interactive Meet at Hari village, Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh on 22nd March 2018 on "Fish farming and seed production in cold regions of Arunachal Pradesh".
A coldwater fish hatchery established by ICAR-DCFR at Hari Village, Ziro was inaugurated during the Meet and fish seed was also distributed to the women farmers.
Shri Er. Tage Taki, Parliamentary Secretary Food and Civil Supplies and MLA was the Chief Guest of the occasion. He urged the farmers to take up fish farming seriously as their vocation which can improve their livelihood security in the region.
Dr. Debajit Sarma, Director, ICAR-DCFR emphasized the role of quality fish seed production in this hilly region to make state self-sufficiency in fish production and enhancing farmers income.
Shri Kemo Lollen, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri district and Shri Hage Kobin, Zilla Parishad Chairperson were also present on the occasion along with officers from State departments, KVK and other societies.
About 200 participants including 150 women fish farmers attended the program.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital)