24th May 2016, Banpur, Khordha District, Odisha
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar under its Tribal Sub-Plan Programme (TSP) in collaboration with Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme and SC/ST Project of Department of Biotechnology (GoI) organized a Scientist - Farmers Interaction Meet on “Freshwater Aquaculture as Livelihood Option for Tribal Farmers” at Aranga Village, Niladriprasad GP of Banpur Block, Khordha District, Odisha today.
Mr. P. K. Mohan, IFS, CE, CDA, Chief Guest of the event appreciated ICAR-CIFAs contribution towards the development of Tribal people of different isolated places of the state and requested to continue such development programme.
Dr. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA apprised the farmers that Better Management Practices (BMPs) would be suggested and capacity building would be carried out by the Institute.
ICAR-CIFA had adopted athe 20 villages of this Grampanchayat (25 ponds of 21 ac water area) as ‘Area Saturation Model’ of fishery technology dissemination programme. Out of these, in 15 villages Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme is being implemented.
Floating fish feed was distributed to the farmers of 20 villages by the dignitaries.
More than 300 tribal fish farmers of Niladriprasad Gram Panchayat, Banpur Block, Khordha District and line department officials participated in this programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)