Sixty thousand fish seed ranched by ICAR-CIFRI at Sahibganj, Jharkhand
Sahibganj. 26th April, 2023
Place:- Sahibganj. ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata released sixty thousand fish yearlings of Indian Major Carp (Rohu, Catla and Mrigal) at Ojha toli ghat, Sahibganj, Jharkhand under Namami Gange Program on 26th April 2023.
On this occasion, Sri Shantanu Thakur, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India was the chief guest. Dr. B. K. Das Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Shri. Ramnivas Yadav, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Sahibganj district, Shri. Manish Tiwari, IFS, Divisional Forest Officer of Sahibganj, Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Assistant Director of Inland Waterways Authority of India ,Shri Ashok Chaudhary, Secretary of The Jharkhand Eastern Gangetic fisherman's cooperative society Ltd, along with more than 100 participants including local fisher's, and common people were present the occasion.

Dr. B. K. Das, Director in his welcome address said that this ranching is a part of National Ranching program 2023 in which we are trying to rejuvenate the native fish stock in the river Ganga. He stressed that fish are not only a important source of livelihood but are also play vital role in reducing the pollution status of the river system. Sri. Shantanu Thakur, honourable minister in his address as chief guest praised the initiative of ICAR-CIFRI and Namami Gange and said that ranching will not only help the farmers but also help river to restore it's ecosystem. Honourable Minister also requested local fisher's to not use zero mesh size net fishing.

Shri. Ramnivas Yadav, IAS , Deputy Commissioner and Shri. Manish Tiwari, IFS, Divisional Forest Officer addressed the gathering and said that this ranching initiative will not only increase the fish population but will also help other aquatic organisms like Dolphin to flourish their population.

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