Ranching of IMC Fingerlings in river Ganga at Farakka
Farakka, West Bengal 14th May, 2024
ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore ranched 10,000 IMC fingerlings in river Ganga at Farakka under NMCG & NTPC Projects on 14th May 2024. The programme was witnessed by Shri Ramakanta Panda, HOP, NTPC, as Chief Guest, Shri. S. Satheesh, GM, NTPC, as Guest of Honor and Dr. B.K.Das, Director. The fingerlings were grown in the river circular cages and ranched after attending a size of average 10cm in order to increase the percentage of survivility in the river.

The team carrie The main objectives of the ranching was to i) to enhance the IMC population in the river Ganga under the biodiversity conservation programme of both NMCG and NTPC and ii) to maintain good river health. In the programme, Dr. B.K.Das, Director said the ranching programme has enhanced the IMC population by 13% in the river Ganga since last 5 years. Furthermore, he highlighted the role of Labeo calbasu in the river health improvement and livelihood improvement. Furthermore, Dr. Das urged the local fishers not to catch the juvenile hilsa and other fish species towards fish species conservation in river Ganga. Dr. A.K.Sahoo, Senior Scientist proposed the vote of thanks and acknowledge the role particularly the financial supports provided by NMCG and NTPC towards the ranching programme in the river Ganga.

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