Skill development programme for doubling the income of the farmers from East Champaran District, Bihar
Barrackpore, 14-20 th December, 2023
The capacity building cum skill development programme for fish farmers proved to be a valuable initiative in empowering participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their fish farming practices. Continuous efforts in organizing such programmes and addressing the challenges faced by farmers will contribute to the overall growth and sustainability of the aquaculture industry. In view of this, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore organized a 7- day residential training programme on “Inland Fisheries Management” for the farmers of East Champaran district, Bihar from December 14 – 20, 2023 with the aim of improving the skills and knowledge of fish farmers in various aspects of fish farming as well as sustainable management strategies to increase fish yields in inland open waters. A total of 30 farmers from East Champaran district, Bihar participated in the training programme. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI interacted with the farmers and encouraged them to enhance their technical knowledge through the in-house training programme. Dr. Das urged farmers to utilize the untapped local resources, including backyard ponds through fisheries in a scientific manner that offers sufficient scope for ensuring sustainable livelihood.

The training programme focused on key areas such as pond construction and management, nursery and rearing pond management, composite fish culture including fish disease management, induced breeding and hatchery management, integrated fish farming, fish feed management, production of natural fish food organisms and ornamental fish farming through a combination of lectures, practical demonstrations, group discussions, and field visits. The participants were introduced to the analysis of water quality parameters, fish feed preparation and management and the functions of the Recirculatory aquaculture system (RAS) through hands on training in the institute laboratory. As part of the training, field visits were organized to Halisahar fish farm, East Kolkata Wetland and ornamental fish market, Kolkata, on-farm visit to ICAR-CIFA field station, Kalyani, Kolkata. Internal visits to the trainees in the Ornamental fish culture unit and the biofloc functional unit of the institute. The valedictory session was held on December 20, 2023, the Director of ICAR-CIFRI graced the meeting. Farmers expressed their great satisfaction with the curriculum adopted for the short training programme to sensitize fish farmers about pisciculture practices. Under the guidance of Director, ICAR-CIFRI the training programme was coordinated by Dr. Aparna Roy, I/C E & T Cell, Mr. Ganesh Chandra and Mr. Pranab Gogoi, Barrackpore with the help of technical assistance by a Sri Sujit Choudhury, Sri Lokenath Chakraborty, Sri Anjon Talukder , Sri Manabendra Roy and Dr. Avishek Saha.

This website belongs to ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Copyright @ 2010 ICAR, This website is developed & maintained by Agricultural Knowledge Management Unit.
2017 Last updated on 06/12/2023