Young farmers from Gopalganj district, Bihar were trained at ICAR-CIFRI
Barrackpore, 11 th October, 2023
Gopalganj district is blessed with freshwater resources of 997.8 ha. and is also rich in open water resources like Chaurs and Mauns. Since 2016-17, ICAR-CIFRI has trained 132 farmers of Gopalganj District on inland fisheries management. This year, during 5-11 October,23 a Skill Development cum Capacity building programme was organized at CIFRI,Barrackproe and a total of 31 young farmers from Gopalganj district participated in the training programme.

Inaugurating the programme, Dr. B.K. Das, Director of the Institute emphasised on the skill development of the fishers on various aspects of inland fisheries management ensuring their sustainable livelihood security. He also urged the fishers to explore their available resources for optimum production and productivity by acquiring scientific knowledge and applications.

During the training, the farmers were exposed to both in-house theoretical and practical knowledge along with on-field demonstrations covering different aspects of inland fisheries management, including pond construction and management, soil and water quality management, feed and feeding protocol, ornamental fish farming, breeding aspects of fishes, nutritional requirements, fish health management, enclosure culture, economic aspects of different fish culture activities, fish marketing, governance pattern, the impact of climate on fisheries etc. Besides, the trainees have been taken to field exposure visits which include ICAR-CIFA Kalyani Centre, East Kolkata Wetland (EKW) as well as the ornamental fish markets of Galib Street (Kolkata) etc. The trainees also visited and gained first-hand information on Bio-floc system, Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS), ornamental fish farming practice and fish feed preparation process in the institute’s feed mill. The trainees have been provided with hands-on training facilities on different need-based aspects like basic water quality parameters, fish feed preparation using locally available feed ingredients etc. The trainees were also given their certificates after the interaction session with Dr. S. Samanta, HOD,FRY Division; Dr. R.K Manna, HOD,RWF Division and Dr. S.K Manna,RWF Division. The feedback session was marked with overall satisfaction of the trainees admitting their up-scaling of knowledge which would be applied in their respective water resources.

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