Training-cum-awareness programme on “Livelihood improvement through fisheries” in Baksa district, Assam on 4 th May, 2019 under TSP

A training-cum-awareness programme on “Livelihood improvement through fisheries” was organized by ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Guwahati in collaboration with Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Assam for tribal fishers of Baksa district at Mushalpur, Baksa, Assam on 4 th May, 2019 under TSP of the Institute. The training-cum-awareness programme was organized under the overall guidance of Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore; Dr. B. K. Bhattacharjya, Head (Acting), ICAR-CIFRI RC, Guwahati and Dr. P. K. Parida, Coordinator, TSP programme, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore with the objective of improving livelihood of tribal fishers of Baksa through fisheries. During the programme, CIFRI CageGrow Feed was also distributed among the tribal fishers in an effort to encourage them to take up scientific fish farming.

The meeting was presided over by Shri Bipul Khataniar, District Fishery Development Officer, Baksa. He welcomed all the invitees and the participants. He informed that tribal fishers of Baksa district (belonging to Boro tribe) are gradually taking up scientific fish farming. Dr. Dipesh Debnath, Senior Scientist, ICAR-CIFRI Regional centre, Guwahati discussed on importance of fish feeds in fisheries and shared technical knowledge on proper feeding frequency, feed ration and feeding methods to be followed in fish culture for improved fish production. Dr. Pronob Das, Scientist, ICAR-CIFRI Regional centre, Guwahati, in his lecture urged the fishers to adopt fish farming as a means of livelihood or income generation and shared his knowledge on fish health management. Shri Simanku Borah, Scientist, ICAR-CIFRI Regional centre, Guwahati explained the background and objective of the programme, besides sharing experiences and knowledge on scientific fish farming even in derelict waterbodies. Shri Amulya Kakati, STA, ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Guwahati urged the farmers to pay a visit to their farms every morning so that he knows the condition of the stocked fish. He also emphasized benefits of fish eating for children, pregnant women and adults.

A total of 66 no. of tribal fishers attended the training programme and interacted with scientists of ICAR-CIFRI and officials of Department of Fisheries, Assam. The meeting was also attended by Shri Abhijit Choudhury, Fishery Development Officer, Baksa and officials from Office of the District Fishery Development Officer, Baksa.




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