20000 IMC fingerling were Ranched in the Ganga river by ICAR-CIFRI
20000 fingerling seeds of Indian Major Carp (IMC) were released in the Ganga river at Sangam Nose, Prayagraj. The Programme was organized by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute Allahabad under Namami Gangae to restore and conserve the depleting fish species on today, 11th February 2020 during Magh Mela. Dr D. N. Jha, Scientist in-charge of Centre explained the importance of ranching in detail to the gathered audience and suggested fishermen community not to catch the brooder of IMC during breeding period. He also informed the audience about the work done by ICAR-CIFRI to conserver and restore important fishes of the Ganga river. Dr. Absar Alam, Scientist, welcomed the guest, in the beginning of the program and briefed about the ranching programme. Mr. Atharvraj from NMCG Delhi was the chief guest on the occasion. He briefly described the role of NMCG and work under taken in Namami Gangae Programme. He sensitized the present audience about pollution free Ganga and importance of Ganga for the existence of civilization. He also told about the importance of fishes for the river Ganga and for fishermen community. On this occasion he released a leaflet titled as Matsya Jaiv Vividhata.
The event was attended by officials from Ganga Taskforce, Ganga Prahari, Ganga Vichar Manch Ganga, the pilgrimage of Magh Mela, students of university, WII, Fisheries Dept. Uttrar Pradesh, NGOs etc. fishers of nearby villages, fish traders and local people living on the bank of the Ganga. Dr Venkatesh Thakur, Scientist, gave vote of thanks at the end of the program. The programme was addressed and attended by Dr. Monika Gupta (Scientist), Dr Jeetendra Kumar , (Scientist), Dr Kalpana Srivastva, Dr Hari Om Verma, Dr Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Mr. Sushil Kumar Verma, Mr Amit Pandey, Miss. Jahanara, Mr Saket Kumar, Mr Vijay Kumar and other staff of CIFRI Allahabad.