6th March 2014, Jagadalpur
CIFT Research Centre, Visakhapatnam organized three-day (4-6th March, 2014) training-cum-demonstration programme under Tribal Sub Plan at Jagadalpur. This programme was organized in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Government of Chhattisgarh.
The programme was conducted at Balenga Fish farm, Jagadalpur. During the programme, training cum demonstration sessions were conducted on use of coracles, foldable fish traps, gill nets and preparation of value added products from fishes.
Dr. G. Rajeswari, Principal Scientist and Dr. R. Raghu Prakash, Senior Scientist explained about the need for conservation of resources and the importance of the responsible fishing technological practices. Dr. Rajeswari discussed about CIFT interventions in the tribal areas.
Smt. Arathy Ashok, Scientist interacted with the participants and collected data on the socio-economic status of fisher folk, fishing systems employed in reservoir fisheries, fish farming and marketing at Jagadalpur. Shri A.K. Panigrahi and Shri D. Rout, Technical Officers; and Shri G. Bhushanam, Technical Assistant were involved in conducting demonstration sessions on fish harvest and post harvest aspects.
Shri Nag, Deputy Director Fisheries, Raipur and Shri Sanjay Padhi, Assistant Fisheries Officer, Jagadalpur showed their keen interest in future collaboration with CIFT in conducting different programmes for the welfare of tribal fisher folk in Chhattisgarh.
Fifty tribal beneficiaries belonging to different cooperative societies attended the programme. Members of two fishermen cooperative societies associated with fishing in Kosateda reservoir in Bastar District and members of tribal women cooperative society ‘Pradhamic Aadivasi Machvaar Mahila Sahakari Samiti Maryadit Kurandi’ participated in the programme.
(Source: CIFT, Cochin)