For conservation Two lakh fish seeds ranched in the Ganga river at Balia
Balia , U.P,1 st July, 2023
For conservation Two lakh fish seeds ranched in the Ganga river at Balia More than two lakh advance fingerlings of depleted fish species Indian Major Carp (IMC) were ranched in the Ganga river at Kotwa-Narinpur, Balia by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) in the presence of Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Balia Shri Virendra Singh Mast. Seeds of Catla, Rohu, and Mrigal fishes were released on the occasion of National River Ranching Programme 2023 with the purpose 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. 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 chief guest of the occasion, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Balia Shri Virendra Singh Mast explained the importance of the national river Ganga for human being and urged people to keep it clean. He also urged to adopt integrated fish farming in open water bodies like Surhataal, Bhagar Naala, Magahi river etc. for employment generation and pollution reduction. Cast nets were also distributed among needy during the programme. fishermen. Gathered audience were also addressed by other guest Sri Sanjay Kumar, Assistance Director of Fishery, Govt. of U.P., 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 Fishery Dept., Agriculture Dept., the fishermen from nearby villages, fish traders, and local people living on the banks of Ganga. At the end of the program, Dr. Raju Bitha, Scientist expressed formal vote of thanks. Dr Mitesh Ramtek, Dr Vikash Kumar, Scientists, officers, research scholars, were involved in the procurement of fish seeds.

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