Tribal Youth of Odisha trained in Inland Fisheries
ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized a two days training for the 100
tribal youths of Sundergarh, Bargarh and Sambalpur districts of Odisha on “Fisheries as a
livelihood option” from 23-03-19 to 24-03-19. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI sensitized
these youths on opportunities in fisheries sector (Opportunities in Government sector, Private
sector and as entrepreneur). Tribal youths of these districts are undergoing one month training
programme under “Bharat Scouts and Guide” in state HQ Bhubaneswar. For these youth’s
fisheries as a livelihood option is an eye opening, as they were sensitized on different aspects of
fisheries as income generation activity. Dr. Das explained in detail the different types of fish
culture practices as per the resources availability. He also shared the different types of
technology (Cage culture and Pen culture) available for fish production in wetlands and
reservoirs. Dr. P. K. Parida, Scientist, ICAR-CIFRI elucidated the different aspects of fish pond
management for better fish production to the youths. The tribal youths clarified their doubts
regarding fish management and opportunities in fisheries in the question answer session. On the
second day of the training the youths were provided hands on training on Ornamental fish
culture. The youth themselves prepared the aquarium during the hands on training. The different
aquatic plants required and the other accessories required for aquarium making was also
discussed with them in detail. The training was linked with an aquarium industry M/s M. R.
Aquatics and voluntary organizations like Rotary Royal, who were also involved in this training
programme. Besides these other dignitaries like former Chief Secretary Bijay Pattnaik; Mr.
Kaliprasad Mishra, Chief Commissioner, Odisha State Bharat Scouts and Guides; Dr. Arun
Kumar Nayak, State Commissioner, Bharat State Scouts and Guides and Mr. Nirjan Praharaj,
President, Bhubaneswar goods Transport Association were also provided their valuable
suggestion to the participants in the training.