30th December 2013, Mayurbhanj
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) organized a Scientists-Farmers Interaction Meet at Rajib Bhawan, Naupal G.P., Badasahi Block, Mayurbhanj District, Odisha on 30 December 2013. This meet was organized under the Tribal Sub-Plan Programme (TSP) in collaboration with State Fisheries Department.
Mr. Birabhadra Singh, Former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister appreciated the endeavor of CIFA for the benefit of the tribal farmers of the District.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA apprised the farmers that the institute would establish portable carp hatchery for quality fish seed production in the area; soil and water from the ponds of beneficiaries would be analyzed; BMPs would be suggested and capacity building would be carried out.
Dr. B.C. Mohapatra, Principal Scientist and Chairman of TSP; Dr. K.N. Mohanta, Principal Scientist and Dr. K. Murmu, Scientist, CIFA and Mr. Saurabihari Das, AFO, Mayurbhanj were also present on the occasion.
More than 100 fish farmers of Khunta, Udala, Moroda and Badasahi Blocks of Mayurbhanj district participated in this programme.
CIFA has undertaken several such programmes in different parts of the country for the benefit of tribal and other backward populace. The main objectives of the programme are to increase fish production and productivity from their ponds; production and supply of quality seed in the locality; adoption of better management practices (BMPs) for enhancement of production in a sustainable way; and technology transfer through trainings and demonstrations to the end users.
(Source: Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)