Director, CIFRI addressed the farmers from Dhenkanal, Odisha
Dhenkanal District, Odisha is surrounded by beautiful wild lives and forests and people of
district are dependent on agriculture and fisheries for their livelihood. As per Annual Action plan
-2018-19 under NHM of Govt. of Odisha, a group of 85 progressive farmers visited ICAR-CIFRI
on 15 th February to have an exposure on ‘inland fisheries management’ for production
enhancement. Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI addressed the farmers and gave an overview on the
various research and activities of ICAR-CIFRI. He also gave an orientation on fisheries
enhancement in small reservoirs and check dams. Dr. Archana Sinha, PS imparted knowledge
on inland ornamental fisheries for doubling farmers’ income. Labs, ornamental hatchery and re-
circulatory systems of ICAR-CIFRI were also visited by the farmers. This exposure visit was
aimed to bring desirable change in the knowledge and attitude of the progressive farmers. Dr.
Aparna Roy, Scientist, E & T Cell, CIFRI coordinated the Training-cum-exposure visit of the
progressive farmers from Dhenkanal, Odisha.