Bhubaneswar, 8th February 2012
The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar a constituent of Indian Council of Agricultural Research would promote freshwater aquaculture in Mizoram through provision of enabling technologies, training programmes, demonstrations, and other critical inputs. As a part of this initiative the Institute has organized a training programme on ‘Aquaculture for Entrepreneurship Development in Mizoram’ in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mamit during 1-3 February 2012 at KVK, Lengpui. The training programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Secretary DARE & Director General ICAR Dr. S. Ayyappan. Programme coordinators of all 7 KVKs of the state were represented in addition to Subject Matter Specialists, and other staff members.
The DG suggested that instead of going for several species and technologies in this north east state, focus should be on few species of regional importance and most enabling technologies. He asked CIFA to make arrangements for providing FRP Portable hatchery, portable aquaculture kits, ornamental fish units and fishing nets to the fish farmers through KVKs of the state.
Dr B Meenakumari, DDG (Fy.), ICAR emphasized on the need for synergy in fish culture and post-harvest technologies for holistic development of the sector. Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA assured all possible help to develop freshwater aquaculture in Mizoram as means of income and employment generation, as well as for food and nutritional security of the people.
(Source: hkdesify [dot] com)