26th November, Kalyani, West Bengal
Shri Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs inaugurated North Eastern Tribal Farmers’ Meet and 4-day training on “Pisciculture and Allied Farming Practices for Tribal Farmers of North-eastern India” jointly organized by Regional Research Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Rahara and Bharatiya Kisan Sangha at Kalyani, West Bengal today.
Shri Ahluwalia complimented ICAR-CIFA for undertaking various aquaculture development activities in Northeast Hill (NEH) states and other parts of the country. He also highlighted the importance of fish as health food and the necessity of integrated farming systems and reclamation of water bodies to increase fish production in our country.
Shri Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Fisheries, PWD & Excise, Govt. of Assam appreciated the activities of ICAR-CIFA in Assam and complimented ICAR-CIFA as the best friend of State Fisheries Department of Assam.
Shri Jayanta Naskar, MLA, Gosaba, Sunderban urged to standardize the technology of crab farming.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA emphasized the role of freshwater aquaculture in improving livelihood of tribal community with ICAR-CIFA technologies.
Scientists and Senior Officials from ICAR Institutes and North East States attended the event.
About 100 tribal and around 400 tribal students have participated in the programme.
The training programme on freshwater aquaculture will conclude on 29th November 2016.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)