Two lakh twelve thousand IMC fish seeds released in the Ganga river at Varanasi
Varanasi 19th April, 2023
Two lakh advance fingerlings of Indian Major Carp (IMC) fishes were ranched by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) in the Ganga river at Sant Ravidas Ghat, Varanasi. Dr Dr B. P. Mohanti, ADG (Inland Fy.) Was special guest of the occasion seeds of Catla, Rohu, and Mrigal fishes were released on the occasion of National River Ranching Programme 2023. The purpose of the programme was to conserver and restore the depleted fish diversity in the Ganga river.

Under the National River Ranching programme 2.0 more than 22 lakh advance fish fingerlings are expected to be ranched into the Ganga river at different locations. Today’s event was organized under aegis of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) project. Dr. Basanta Kumar Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI explained the Namani Gange Project and work of the institute to restore and conserve the fish diversity. The Special guest of the occasion Dr B. P. Mohanti, ADG (Inland Fy.) ICAR, New Delhi while addressing the function told than fishes are important for the river Ganga and for human being. Gathered audience were also addressed by august guests Sri Sanjeev Kumar, District Forest Officer, Shri Anil Kumar, Deputy Director, Dept. Fisheries, U.P., Lt. Colonel Sunil Guhani of Ganga Task Force. They explained the fishes of the river and ways to keep Ganga clean in detail and how to conserve it for future.

Dr Dharm Nath Jha, Senior Scientist and In-charge of the ICAR-CIFRI centre, Prayagraj welcomed the guest at the beginning of the programme. The programme was attended by Ganga Task Force, Fishery Dept., Ganga Vichar Manch, the fishermen from nearby villages, fish traders, and local people living on the banks of Ganga. At the end of the program, Dr. V. R. Thakur Scientist expressed formal vote of thanks. Dr Mitesh Ramtek, Dr Vikash Kumar, Dr Jeetendra Kumar Scientists, officers, research scholars, were involved in procurement of fish seeds.

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