11th July, 2016, Bhubaneswar
ICAR-CIFA has signed MoUs with experienced hatchery owners Mr. S. K. Biswal, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha; Mr. S. Belchandan, Durg, Chhattisgarh; Mr. R. Amir, Berhampore, West Bengal; Mr. Kumar J. Maharathha, Bhatapada, Banpur, Odisha; and Mr. Debajit Barman, Nalbari assam for establishing multiplier units of improved rohu, ‘Jayanti’ produced by the institute. Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Center along with Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division of ICAR-CIFA with the financial support of National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) coordinated a workshop which was organized in connection with the event.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA stressed the need to popularize the improved variety of rohu with the larger goal of improving quality of seed produced in the country. Dr. Jayasankar suggested combining CIFABROODTM (Carp broodstock diet) and ‘Jayanti’ technologies so as to produce the fingerlings by June with a view to maximizing market gains for farmers. He also stressed upon the need for branding ‘Jayanti’.
Dr. J.K. Sundaray, Head, Fish Genetics and Biotechnology Division outlined the program schedule and delineated the challenge of 30% replacement of existing stock of rohu with ‘Jayanti’.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)